About Sr. Susanna

My journey to this community of Poor Clares was as winding – and wondrous – as the journeys of other sisters. I grew up in the Northeast as an Episcopalian; I ended up in the Southeast as a Catholic nun. At different times and from different places and conditions of life, God called each of us to live as contemplatives, here, with these sisters. Together, we follow the Poor Christ, striving to “preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Eph 4:3), in communion with all of God’s creation, as we pray for the needs of the world. It is a challenging life, certainly, but it is also beautiful and joy-filled!


By |2020-07-25T18:22:40+00:00July 25th, 2020|

Those of you of a certain age may remember the live recording of Jackson Browne singing “The Load Out/Stay” ("Stay" begins at 6:09). An adaptation of Maurice Williams’s 1960 doo-wop [...]

How is Ladybug?

By |2020-06-01T10:10:27+00:00May 31st, 2020|

Many of you have asked after Ladybug, our newest community member and official Feline-in-Residence. She’s really appreciated your interest in her welfare and recently expressed the desire to reach out [...]

Here and there

By |2020-05-15T20:35:30+00:00May 15th, 2020|

This past week, I discovered two unexpected objects that have brought me great joy, transporting me to a much-loved place and to memories of time spent with much-loved family members. [...]

Cat feet

By |2020-02-16T07:44:04+00:00February 15th, 2020|

Many of you will know the Carl Sandburg poem “Fog.” Sandburg’s apt description of fog’s “little cat feet” stays in one’s memory, reemerging when the time is right, as it [...]


By |2020-02-15T00:22:28+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Despite the heat and humidity, the end of August can feel much like the beginning of January: it’s a time for fresh starts and new initiatives. The excitement of a [...]


By |2020-02-15T00:16:37+00:00August 21st, 2019|

When to keep going       … and when to stop We sisters had good lessons in persistence and prudence late Monday afternoon, when a fierce thunderstorm passed through Travelers [...]


By |2020-02-15T00:29:07+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

There are many ways to describe the transitions in our lives. We may use metaphors and refer to opening doors or windows, crossing thresholds, climbing ladders or stairs, passing milestones, [...]

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