Mary Petrosky is a psychiatric social worker and a spiritual director who has served her religious community, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, in the United States, Australia and Papua New Guinea. She has served in leadership roles, including as provincial of the United States, and is a published author. She lives at her community’s retirement center in North Providence, Rhode Island, where she continues to write and do spiritual direction.

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God wants me here: New insights into missionary life

Even in retirement, the joy and grace of past service can be reawakened and experienced in new ways. We are still able to dream new dreams for today's world. And we can still see the world through others' eyes.

Celebrating a five-year collaboration of beauty and joy

The Ignatian Spirituality Project sought a location to establish itself in Rhode Island in 2014, resulting in a collaboration between the project and the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

Elders aren't excused from speaking out

When Jesus defends the woman caught in adultery, John's Gospel says that it was the elders who were the first to leave the scene. Do we women religious need to take more seriously the importance and obligation to use our voices and our writings to confront sexual abuse and other big issues?