Sister Joan Tuberty, OSF has been a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, MN for more than 30 years. She was born and raised in Albert Lea by her Irish Catholic family. Professionally, she was a psychiatric mental health nurse educator and therapist. She is currently a Spiritual Counselor at St. Olaf’s in downtown Minneapolis where she also teaches Centering Prayer. She lives at Exodus Residence which is a transitional housing facility that serves persons who are mentally ill and/or homeless. She feels it is "the love of Christ" that urges her on at an age when many want retirement and ease. Her Franciscan Community provides love, support and a shared vision inspired by St. Francis and Clare which is so alive today and needed in our world.