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I grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois, then studied Russian and obtained a degree in Fine Arts from Illinois State University. After a time in a Carmelite Monastery, I came back to Illinois to discern what the Lord had in mind for me next. Ultimately I was solemnly consecrated by the hands of my Bishop as a Consecrated Virgin for the Diocese of Peoria. I now work as an artist and elementary school teacher in Peoria, IL.

In my art, I strive to wrestle with the relationship between suffering and beauty...that thirst for the truth that draws one to itself. 

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