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Jeannine Gramick SL

Jeannine taught high school and college mathematics before she advocated for lesbian, gay and transgender persons. She transferred to the Sisters of Loretto from the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 2001 and continues to learn from her LGBT friends in the ministry.
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Meeting a pen pal: Pope Francis

By Jeannine Gramick SL / December 1, 2023 /
Three men wearing suits and ties, one nun, Jeannine Gramick, wearing a black and white plaid blazer, and a Pope, Pope Francis, in the center all smiling together for a group picture inside a church in front of a large detailed painting in a gold frame and large windows with white curtains on either side.

This story began in early 2021, when Frank DeBernardo, the executive director of New Ways Ministry, wrote to Pope Francis, describing the ministry Fr. Robert Nugent and I began in…

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The Pope and New Ways Ministry

By Jeannine Gramick SL / September 1, 2021 /
Three men and one woman smile together for a group picture in a house.

This past April, Frank DeBernardo and I wrote to Pope Francis. I am the Executive Director and the co-founder of New Ways Ministry (NWM). We told Pope Francis about the…

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Maureen Fiedler: Loretto Values in Action

By Jeannine Gramick SL / October 1, 2018 /
A woman with short grey hair and wire-framed glasses speaking passionately into a microphone at an indoor event.

“Oh, honey, I listen to you all the time! Madeleine Albright With these words Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, greeted Maureen Fiedler before air-time on…

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