Witnesses to Christ, Witnesses for Justice: Sister Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A.

131010133236Sister Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A. is the artist behind the Bishop Pilla Learning Center’s stained glass window, overlooking Ursuline’s campus.

Written by Sr. Elaine Berkopec, O.S.U., Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Sister Diane Therese Pinchot, O.S.U., M.F.A., has served as Professor in the Art Department at Ursuline College, where she has fostered and supported works of justice among students; she not only advocates for justice in Latin America by attending the annual commemoration of the martyrdom in El Salvador of the North American churchwomen, Dorothy Kazel, Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, and Jean Donovan.

Her work as an artist, mentor, and Art Professor fosters a sense of justice and compassion in her students. In her words , “(The student) voice, through art, begins the birthing process that will help mirror what truly needs to be changed as well as cherished in our society for future generations.”

Since 1850, The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland have been ministering to the people of Cleveland in many ways. Their service began almost exclusively in classroom education. However, the needs of the people and society have grown in a variety of ways since 1850. Ursulines currently have a broad working definition of “education” that is evident in the many good works they now do. We offer some examples of Ursulines who are Ursuline College Alumnae and who have brought their gifts to a broad spectrum of ministries.

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