2017 Golden Jubilarian, Nancy Ames, OP

2017 Golden Jubilarian, Nancy Ames, OP

Sr. Nancy, a native of Lancaster, OH, entered the Dominican Sisters while she was a student at St. Mary of the Springs College, now Ohio Dominican University. She traveled across the United States during her life as a consecrated religious, working and teaching in schools and churches in New York, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri, and studying in California. One of her most memorable experiences was a summer spent in ministry to the Northern Cheyenne Native American in Lame Deer, MT.

“I loved being an itinerate like St. Dominic,” says Sr. Nancy. “I have met scores of wonderful people and become a better person because of it. For me, the many faces of the people that I have met make up the face of God – and each has left a mark on me.”

Sr. Nancy credits her mother as being the greatest influence in her life and her vocation. “My vocation began at home, with my mother. Her spirit of giving – her willingness to be approachable and to listen – she was an influencer in my life until the day she died.”

Today Sr. Nancy serves as Assistant Principal at the Holy Trinity Catholic School in Somerset, OH. In that capacity, she has the opportunity to meet many young men and women, and she has this to say to young people considering religious life today: “Take advantage of your ability to, and any opportunity to, give of yourself. The more you give, the more you will receive in return, and your life will be enriched.”

 

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