Oblate Profile

Arlene Zawadzki
Lives in Tonawanda, New York
Tell us something about yourself

I live with my husband Paul. We have two children. Keith lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Michelle and two children Kazmer and Myla. Kerri lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband Matt and their son Kepler. I am a nurse who retired from the Erie County Medical Center, but still have a part-time job at the Buffalo VA Hospital. I also volunteer as a Pastoral Care Minister at Buffalo General Hospital. I also teach medical students about spirituality and medicine.

Why are you an oblate?

i was attending Christ The King Seminary in their Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry prograwhen I did field service with an art therapist who was an Oblate. I joined her for a workshop at the Monastery and knew immediately there was something very special stirring inside of me. I felt transformed with a feeling of "home". I found a piece of myself that connected and was "put into place" by my presence at the Monastery. My connection as an Oblate is always present in my heart and spirit.

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