Hello, my name is Sr. Jannette Marie Pruitt OSF. I am a religious Sister of St. Francis of Oldenburg, Indiana. After my final profession in 2007, I was certified as Director of Religious Education and as Pastoral Associate, at Marian University, and went on to graduate with a Master Catechist Certification from Xavier University of New Orleans.
One of my achievements was highlighted in the November 18, 2015 issue of the Wall Street Journal, which outlined the story of my life as not only a hardworking sister of Catholic faith, but also as a mother of 3, grandmother of 7, and a great grandmother of 4, including a set of twins born in February of this year. I was raised in Bay St. Louis Mississippi, during a time when Black women were not encouraged to pursue becoming a Catholic Nun; because of this my dream was subdued, but not withheld. I always wanted to be a sister, but since I wasn’t encouraged in any way I thought all was left for me was to get married. My faith told me that when God calls, we may ignore or forget that call but God never does.
I was always busy in the church as a young mom joining women’s groups like the Ladies of St. Peter Claver, Junior Daughter Counselor, Eucharistic minister, lector and many more ministries. I was project coordinator of (NBCC) The National Black Catholic Congress XI (11), I am now on the board of the National Black Sister Conference held two terms in a row and nominated 3 years in a row for the Harriett Tubman Award, an award that says this woman is a Moses of her People. I am on the board of (IAACEC) the Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference and NABCA –National Association of Black Catholic Administrators
Also in my previous ministry I was Coordinator for Black Catholics in the Intercultural Office of The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana.
After five years of being in that office, I decided that I should minister near my children who are here in the Houston area. It gives me great pleasure to serve you as your new Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation and Elementary Sacramental Preparation. May God put a blessing on the work that we will engage in together.
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