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 the spiritual directors below for further information or initial conversation. For more information about spiritual direction, visit

Certified spiritual directors listed by location.

Dubuque, Iowa:

Sister Marci Blum, OSF
(563) 663-3829

Sister Ginny Heldorfer, OSF
(952) 457-5193

Sister Norma Jean Holthaus, OSF
(319) 750-6032

Sister Dorothy Schwendinger, OSF
(563) 564-5911

Altoona, Iowa:

Sister Virginia Jennings, OSF
(515) 967-3796

Phoenix, Arizona:

Sister Liz Cummings, OSF
(602) 695-0634

Okolona, Mississippi:

Sister Nancy Schreck, OSF
(563) 663-7228


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

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