Rosanne Keller was an author of numerous books, teacher, sculptor, and potter. She held a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology at Texas Women’s University, a master’s degree in English from Arizona State University, and a master’s degree in monastic studies from Saint John’s University.
Rosanne’s sculpting work is on permanent display throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. In 1993, she was commissioned to create a ceramic Buddha and eight ritual vessels for the private meditation room of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Her sculpture can be seen at St. Deiniol’s Library and St. Bueno’s Jesuit Retreat Center in Wales, Saint John’s University and the St. Cloud Children’s Home in Minnesota, Exeter Cathedral, Taize, France, and on the campus of Texas Women’s University. Aside from sculpting, Rosanne enjoyed hiking and completed several walking pilgrimages such as Offa’s Dyke in Wales and El Camino de Compostela in Spain. These pilgrimages inspired her book, Pilgrim in Time. She also published a novel, A Summer All Her Own, as well as texts for literacy programs. Rosanne passed away on February 20, 2012.
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