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Sister Joan Delaplane, OP
Sister Joan Delaplane is Professor Emerita of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, where she was on the faculty for some twenty-five years. In 2001, she received the school’s Great Preacher Award for the ways her words and actions had made an outstanding contribution to the building-up of the Catholic community.
She was honored in 2013 by having The Delaplane Initiative for Preaching Excellence at Aquinas endowed and named for her. Among other things, the $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., will help the initiative strengthen preaching among Catholic clergy at all levels.
Today, Sister Joan is a spiritual director and retreat leader.
Greetings Joan,Sr. Kathy and I were talking about you and so we "goggled" you to see what you are doing.Thanks for all you have shared with us. I hope you are well. I retired from administration and am now working with Catholic charities as a Senior Companion and working with Child Network. I am relaxed ad enjoying my daily life.Are you in Adrian?Blessings,Sr. Mary ann
Thank you, Joan for being such an inspiration!