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Sister Diane Therese Pinchot



(Formerly Sister Fidelis)

Diane was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the second of six children. Following graduation from Villa Angela Academy, she entered the Ursuline Sisters in 1963. She earned a BA in art education from Ursuline College and launched a 51-year teaching career at St. Ann School, Lake Catholic High School (as one of the founding faculty members), Beaumont School, and a 20-year teaching tenure at Ursuline College.

Sister Diane experienced a life-changing event in 1990, the 10th anniversary of the murder of Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and her missionary companions, when the Cleveland Diocesan Mission Team commissioned her to help design and build an altar in El Salvador, marking the spot where the bodies of the churchwomen were found in a shallow grave. Over time, these Central American martyrs, especially Dorothy, inspired Diane to involvement in social justice groups within the community and other national and international organizations. In retirement from formal ministry, Sister Diane is a working studio ceramic artist.

Contact info: www.Dianetheresepinchot.com; 216-470-0608, dianetheresep@hotmail.com