Getting to Know Jane Wilson, 25 Years a Co-member
I met Jane Wilson in the 70s when I went to live in community and teach at Pendle Hill, a Quaker adult learning/living community in Pennsylvania. I taught (actually shared learning) a class in the Gospels, about 15-20 adults, all active learners — a welcome experience! Jane Wilson quietly impressed me as a person of few words, but words carefully thought and chosen … a quality I deeply appreciated and still do. Alongside that very Quakerish characteristic, Jane has a sharp sense of justice, deep-hearted compassion, and a droll sense of humor. You might not notice — she doesn’t make much noise! She is a faithful “F/friend.”
Jane went on to hospital nursing, birthing babies, working with Navajo women in Arizona and recently caring for her elderly mother.
Jane is known and welcomed at the Motherhouse, and we have stayed connected through the years. I very much admire Jane’s fidelity to her Quaker (Friends’) commitment, and I have learned a lot from her.
Maria Visse and Jane became great pals at the Motherhouse, and Maria was able to assist Jane in closing Jane’s mother’s house last fall.
I hope more Loretto folks will get to know Jane!
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