The Dubuque Franciscan Sisters seek to help those needing more spiritual direction in life.   Sisters who are certified spiritual directors will listen to you in a non-judgmental, confidential manner to guide you to see the many ways a sacred presence is active in your life.

If you are interested, please contact any one of these spiritual directors for further information or initial conversation.

Certified spiritual directors listed by location:

Dubuque, Iowa:

Sister Marci Blum, OSF – phone: (563) 663-3829; email:

Sister Ginny Heldorfer, OSF – phone: (952) 457-5193; email:

Sister Norma Jean Holthaus, OSF – phone: (319) 750-6032; email:

Sister Dorothy Schwendinger, OSF – phone: (563) 564-5911; email:

Altoona, Iowa:

Sister Viriginia Jennings, OSF – phone: (515) 967-3796; email:

Phoenix, Arizona:

Sister Liz Cummings, OSF – phone: (602) 695-0634

Okolona, Mississippi:

Sister Nancy Schreck, OSF – phone: (563) 663-7228; email:


Sister Pat Farrell, OSF (Gracias, Lempira) – email: (English and Spanish language available)

Sister Nancy Meyerhofer, OSF (LaEntrada, Copan) – email: (English and Spanish language available)

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