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 |2019-10-18T14:17:51+00:00March 14th, 2019|

Thank you for helping us make sunflowers bloom for Sr. Marie! Being a Christian means living in the tension between being and waiting. We strive to be fully [...]

Sunflowers, for Sr. Marie

By |2019-10-18T14:23:58+00:00March 5th, 2019|

Petals for the sunflowers for Marie This week, as Lent begins, the sisters plan to decorate Sr. Marie’s room with some very special sunflowers. We are making them [...]

So blue

By |2019-10-18T14:21:44+00:00February 28th, 2019|

“Nesting bluebirds” by Patricia Pierce is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Normally, we can find suitable words to describe the details of our lives: our experiences, thoughts, feelings, [...]


By |2019-10-18T14:26:27+00:00February 20th, 2019|

Spring flowers in our courtyard What comes to mind when you think of the word joy? The laughter of a baby playing peek-a-boo with you A child giggling [...]

Mug shot

By |2019-10-18T14:32:03+00:00February 12th, 2019|

It’s been a few years since we’ve had a group photograph taken, and now that we have two postulants and a candidate, it’s definitely time for a new one! Group [...]


By |2019-10-18T14:36:45+00:00February 4th, 2019|

Jacopo Guarana (1720 - 1808 ), Three Studies of Hands Clasped in Prayer. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. As Poor Clares, we are called to pray for [...]

Unity: all things new

By |2019-10-18T14:39:53+00:00January 21st, 2019|

We are in the midst of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christianity Unity, a cause that is close to my heart. This special week of prayer is sponsored by [...]

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