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Sr. Marian Patrice Leaf is a Franciscan from birth. Her parents were secular Franciscans. Marian is the third of six children—four girls and two boys. The close-knit family lived in Upper Darby, near Philadelphia. As a sociology student at Neumann University, Marian came to know the Sisters of St. Francis well.