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In Memory and Thanksgiving for Sr. Mary Ann Scofield by Sandra Lommasson

The world is smaller today with the death of Sr. Mary Ann Scofield, RSM. She was a large-souled woman who significantly touched my life as my first spiritual director, and then later as teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend. In many ways she was mother to my soul, as well as to countless others here and around the world.


She spoke of the unfolding life in God that begins with “becoming friends with God” and moves to “seeing as God sees” and “living out the social consequences of that conversion” through willing action in the world. One of her many gifts as a spiritual director was a developed capacity to see with the eyes of God what was not yet evident to the person with whom she sat. Her sparkling blue eyes radiated both compassion and grounded integrity. She was “poised toward the holy” in radical trust of the One who comes as Love.


Sr. Mary Ann Scofield lived a chosen life. She allowed herself to be chosen by Christ and she repeatedly said ‘Yes’ in choosing the Way of Love in response to his claim on her life. The seeds of what she has born in our world are now planted worldwide. Sr. Mary Ann, bride of Christ, mother of souls, spiritual director, teacher, mentor, colleague, friend -- I join in celebrating the gift of God you have been to me and to this world of God’s heart.






      More tributes to Mary Ann Scofield




Mary Ann Scofield was a pioneer in the development of formation training for spiritual directors. Her insightful writing graces the anthology "Sacred is the Call" edited by Suzanne M. Buckley. Click the link, below, to read a chapter entitled "Friends of God and Prophets."

Read Friends of God and Prophets



Click the links, below, to listen to a talk given by Mary Ann Scofield to the Art and Practice of Spirtual Direction group at Mercy Center Burlingame.


Directing Prayer Part 1        Directing Prayer Part 2    


Directing Prayer Part 3        Directing Prayer Part 4



Mary Ann Scofield delivered the keynote address at the 2010 Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Conference. In this talk, she reflects on the founding of Spiritual Directors International.



Recollections on the Founding of Spiritual Directors International (19:50)



In loving memory of Sister Mary Ann, The Sister Mary Ann Scofield, RSM Scholarship Fund was established by the Sisters of Mercy West-Midwest Community to help ensure accessibility to all for programs and services at Mercy Center.

Contributions to the fund can be mailed to:

Sister Mary Ann Scofield, RSM Scholarship Fund
Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
c/o Development Department
2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame CA 94010