Jan Kilian is a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, Minnesota. She has an academic background in hospital medical records, human development, and spiritual direction, and her ministries have included hospital medical records, counseling, hospital and motherhouse administration, justice and peace work, core staff for a house of prayer, and a team member for Clare's Well Retreat Center. She now shares her retirement with the Franciscan Community Volunteers at Welcoming House in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
St. Francis Convent employees' Green Committee initiated the Green Fair Folk Festival in 2006 with "the hope to inform and inspire members of the St. Francis community and the community of Little Falls with tools to live lives that are earth-friendly."
Over the years of my active life, I thought I was living the basics of Franciscan religious life. Now I am being taught by young people who practice what I only preach.