Sr. Mary Ann Flannery is a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati. She held teaching and administrative positions at several local colleges, including a 20-year tenure at John Carroll University. Before her community of Vincentian Sisters merged with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, she served in community leadership roles including president. She has also been a freelance journalist and active in social justice issues for over 30 years. As director of the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland, Ohio, she helped create a center of spirituality for the Diocese of Cleveland. Sister Mary Ann currently offers retreats and spiritual direction and has several writing projects underway.