Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP is a Dominican Sister of Hope and presently Art and SpiritualityCoordinator at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield, CT.
She is a poet and photographer. Her poetry has appeared in national and internationalmagazines.She has had one woman shows of her photography in New York and Connecticut.
A native of Paterson, New Jersey, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York and a Master's degree in Theology from Fordham University, Bronx, New York. She lectures frequently on the 14th Century English mystic, Julian of Norwich, as well as the inter-relationship betw~n art and spirituality. She is author of the book, Remember, Return, Rejoice: Journeying from Ash Wednesday to
List shows/awards/publications, etc:
Photography: between, 1980 and 1990-one woman shows in NY and CT.
2001- "Twenty Years in Connecticut: A Photographic Retrospective, Ml T Gallery,Litchfield, CT;
2010- "Continuous Present- Image and Word", Brick Wall Gallery, UCONN, Torrington, CT;
2015- "Intimate Spirits: Photography and Poetry in Conversation," Clare Gallery, Hartford, CT;
Writings: Between 1985 and 1995,poetryand prose published in Dominican Ashram, magazine; 2012- Published Lenten
reflection book, Remember, Return, Rejoice: Journeying from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday;
Preaching: I have been a Supply Preacher at local Congregational Churches in Northwest Connecticut , since 1993. Awards: Was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Litchfield, CT in Litchfield July/August Magazine 2011; Photo: Morning Meditation won first place in contest, Litchfield Through A Lens, sponsored by the Town of Litchfield in 2003