Marie Ann Ellmer, RSM is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. An accomplished musician, Marie Ann plays organ, piano and guitar, and directs choirs, instrumentalists and hand bells.
She has given retreats at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, St. Raphaela Center and Daylesford Abbey. She has also provided ongoing spiritual direction for 20 years.
Marie Ann has worked with persons with chronic illness and their care givers, victims of abuse and other traumas and many women and men seeking a personal relationship with God in their lives. She served on the board of Siloam Ministries, an organization that promotes wellness for persons with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. Marie Ann is ritual planner for the Sisters of Mercy and other ministries. She is chair of the Mercy Mid-Atlantic Spiritual Life Committee and a member of the Merion Site Community Liturgy Committee.