July 20, 2007

Paula Scraba joins Franciscans

Paula Scraba became a postulant in the congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis during a community prayer service on July 16 at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the motherhouse in Oldenburg.

A native of Putnam, Conn., Scraba earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in therapeutic recreation at the University of Connecticut. She earned a master’s degree at the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University.

For the past three years, Scraba has worked as a professor at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

During her postulant year, she will be a professor at St. Bonaventure University and live in community with Franciscan Sister Daria Mitchell in Olean, N.Y.

After a year of discernment, the postulancy begins a three-phase program of formation followed by novitiate and temporary profession, which lead to a permanent commitment as a Franciscan. †

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