Sr. Ruth Schock Named Franciscan Federation Honoree


Sister Ruth Schock  was named a 2017 Franciscan Federation Honoree at the annual meeting in Buffalo, New York June 16-19.

Sister Ruth, and 30 other sisters and brothers of member congregations were honored for “embodying the values of being incarnational, personal, communal, transformative, engaging the heart and developing servant-leaders” like St. Bonaventure.

“I feel very honored to have been chosen for the award this year,” said Sister Ruth.  “Our community has a long history of exceptional educators, from whom I’ve learned so much.  Without their mentoring and modeling, I would not be the educator I am today.  So many of our sisters have congratulated me on receiving this award.  This affirmation and support is what makes the award so meaningful to me.  I am proud to be a Franciscan educator.”

Sister Ruth was recognized for her ministry in education. She has been an Associate Professor of Education at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa for 20 years.

Photo: Sisters Ruth Schock (left) and Nancy Miller at the Franciscan Federation annual meeting in Buffalo, New York.  Photo by Sister Mary Lechtenberg.