Meet a Reader: Sr. Diane VandeVoorde, OSF

Sister Diane VandeVoorde, OSF

How we know you:  I am a Heading Avenue Franciscan and I live in West Peoria.  Since I am a member of a diocesan community I’ve been in these parts doing ministry for many years.  I currently serve as the liturgist and organist for my community as well as teach in the deacon/safe formation program.

Why I love reading: One of my first experiences with a book was “Mother Goose,” a fairy tale story book which our mother kept close at hand. I knew all the stories and many poems.  Reading gives me relaxation, knowledge, a broader outlook, and escape.  Reading offers a whole new world.

What I’m reading now:  I am reading “A Jesuit Off Broadway” by James Martin, S.J.; “Jesus of Nazareth”  by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI); and “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.

My favorite book: There are two, “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl, and Leo Tolstoy’s “What Men Live By.”

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