Sr. Annamarie Marcalus is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Clinton, Iowa. A native of New Jersey, she entered the Iowa community in 1959, and completed a graduate degree in recreation therapy from the University of Iowa. She is a retired teacher who continues to employ her love for teaching in tutoring students from the University of Iowa and at the Catholic Worker House in Iowa City (where she also cooks meals). She enjoys photojournalism, has published in the religious and secular press, and wrote a play which was produced and played on 42nd Street in New York City. She is a hospice volunteer and sings in a choir at a prison in the area.