Sister Eileen Spanier: An open heart and a listening ear

Written on: December 19, 2017

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world.”          Romans 12:2

As a campus minister at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Sister Eileen Spanier spends her time listening to and talking with young people of different faiths, diverse backgrounds and evolving values.

“It’s a difficult time of life,” she says, “a time in which they are searching for a sense of self, a sense of purpose and direction to a meaningful future.”

In a culture that emphasizes materialism, physical attractiveness and fierce competition, Sister Eileen gently guides students along a more spiritual path, awakening them to an awareness of our unconditionally loving God. Warm and approachable, she models a life that embraces prayer, spiritual growth, learning, and care for others.

“I know I would not be the person I am today without Sister Eileen’s love and care,” a grateful student remembers. “She is a shining example of the importance of one’s unique spiritual journey. She is an inspiration on how to live a humble and loving life.”


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