Sister Sylvia Bielen, OP, Dominican Sister of Hope, often finds herself reflecting. Living independently at ninety years old, she has embraced a few important lessons: she treasures the advice of people her age and older. Less than two decades after entering the Dominican Sisters in 1945, she was teaching art classes (at Gloucester Catholic High School (1963-68), at Pope Pius XII Regional High School in Passaic, NJ (1968-75), and at Mount Saint Mary College (1975-2000s)). She went on to earn her Masters in Art from the University of Notre Dame, and an MFA in Design from George Washington University. She has given lectures and workshops in spirituality and art at The Mariandale Center, Wisdom House, Linwood Spirituality Center, and the Desmond Campus Extension. She spent four summers in Mississippi conducting art workshops for the resident teenagers, and attended an art workshop in Ireland.