Arlene Einwalter is a School Sister of St. Francis of Milwaukee. Besides an academic background in religious education and theology, she spent two years studying with the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice Training Program in northern New Mexico. Additional academic work in hospice, grief counseling, and death education enabled her ministry in a funeral home in Santa Fe, and her work as an educator, counselor and spiritual mentor in the United States and Australia. She is now retired and living in Milwaukee.

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How did I end up working in a funeral home?

The School Sisters of St. Francis have always been known for education ministry, but I listened to a voice inside that led me to my unusual "mortuary ministry."