Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF
Sr. Mary Elizabeth’s love for all things Franciscan is grounded in over 30 years as a vowed Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart with an MA in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University and experience as a research chemist, physics and chemistry teacher, and enthusiast of playing ball, reading, sewing and climbing trees. She has served since 2014 as Vicaress or Vice President of her congregation and previously served as the General Minister from 1999-2009. Mary Elizabeth has been Vice President of Mission Integration and University Ministry at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois for the past nine years. She is a leader in the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, on staff for the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program, and lectures widely and facilitates in religious institutes in the United States and abroad. Sr. Mary Elizabeth is author of The Francis Solitude Experience: A Pilgrim’s Journal and several articles in “The CORD”. Considered a “translator of the translations,” her enthusiastic Franciscan style spills out in simple practical applications as well as in deep theological understanding.