Marie Schwan, C.S.J., is a Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille, Louisiana. Schwan is perhaps best known for the five-book Take and Receive series that she wrote with Jacqueline Bergan. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader at the Sioux Spiritual Center in South Dakota. A teacher by profession, she has served in administration and formation in her congregation, and as associate director of Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.