Rosean Amaral was born and raised in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in a lively, loving, Portuguese Catholic family. Her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary began when she was seven years old and has guided her spiritual path ever since.
In 1984 she decided to travel west, settling in Wyoming, where she worked as an advocate for women and children, primarily in the Battered Women’s Movement, for thirteen years.
In 2011 she was certified as a Spiritual Director after studying with the Center for Spirituality at Work in Denver, Colorado. Currently she is discerning a call to the diaconate in the Ecumenical Catholic Community. Her sculpture sustains her and brings her joy.
She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her partner, Laurie and Laurie’s sister, Carrie. Her children and grandchildren are a blessing and delight in her life every day, and she has many good friends.