Lillian Lewis

Lillian Lohr Lewis, M.A., Ph.D. Ordained priest 2014, Three Oaks, MI Lil came to RCWP after 30 + years in ministry, and an M.A. in theology from Marquette University as its first lay graduate. Lil went on to become translator and assistant to Sofia Cavalletti, Italian rabbinic scholar and founder of Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She then spent 20 years teaching and spreading this form of catechesis. A transformation to her life and philosophy of ministry occurred when she sold her suburban home and moved with her four daughters into the inner City of Chicago where she served as a Pastoral Associate and hermanita a los barrachos, “street sister,” walking with the poor and undocumented for ten years. Issues of hunger and poverty still impact her ministry. Today, Lil and her priest-husband work together building community and ritual for their town and through their House Church of Three Oaks, and through the large Community Garden they have created to supply produce for the hungry.