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Sister Marilyn Baker

My good friend says I’m … a kind person, and someone who likes to help others. I am also a good listener (though I can be a bit “chatty” at times).

My favorite thing about Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is … EVERYTHING! But mainly the Sisters of Providence.

Three things that are sure to make me smile are … seeing a friendly face, hearing/reading a good joke, and being with family and friends.

When I am not at work or involved in ministry, you are most likely to find me … reading, catching up with e-mail, talking with friends on Skype, or playing a good “hidden-object,” “match three,” or “Free Cell” game on the computer.

On weekends I love to … go with one/some of the sisters to catch a yard sale, or some public event in the neighborhood, or go to visit my mom.

I am passionate about … the use of inclusive language in prayer and liturgy.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of God is … an overwhelming feeling of love.

My biggest pet peeve is … trash thrown or dropped in public places.

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Least favorite subject in school: grammar in grade school and Latin in high school

Favorite movie: Babette’s Feast

Qualities I most admire: friendliness, honesty, and trust—in God, in others and in one’s self.

Favorite hobby: crossword puzzles (that are not too hard!)

Favorite book: The Shack, by Wm. Paul Young

Favorite saint: St. Mother Theodore Guerin

Favorite sinner: The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-31)

Favorite hero/heroine:  The Canaanite woman in Matthew’s Gospel (15:21-28).

Favorite childhood activity: my sister and I riding our bicycles on wonderful adventures

Favorite food: Lasagna

Least favorite food: fried fish

Favorite pizza topping: mushroom/onion/black olive

Favorite course in school: reading in grade school, literature in high school and educational methodology in college.

Favorite form of prayer: shared prayer services

Favorite recreation: talking with friends

Favorite sport: watching synchronized ice-skating

Favorite quote: Saint Mother Theodore: “To write requires time, but to love, to cherish, to pray for the happiness of our friends, time is not needed.”

Favorite TV program: “NCIS”

Favorite music/song:  (I love too many to have a favorite)

Favorite dessert:  pecan pie

Favorite scripture passage:  Philippians 4:4-9

Favorite time of day: Sunset—although I get up early, I don’t have a chance to see the sunrise, but I do see the sunset every evening and have time to enjoy the splendor of it!

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite vacation spot: A beach, any beach

Have questions you’d like to ask Sister Marilyn? Contact her at mlbaker1962@yahoo.com


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The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are a congregation of Roman Catholic women religious (sisters) who minister throughout the United States and Taiwan. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence in 1840. The congregation has a mission of being God's Providence in the world by committing to performing works of love, mercy and justice in service among God's people.

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