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Sister Susanne Gallagher

Formerly Sister James


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Sister Susanne is currently using her gifts and talents as the Associate Director for the Archdiocesan Special Religious Development Agency (SPRED) in Chicago.

The SPRED ministry helps welcome and prepare persons with developmental disabilities to participate in the liturgical life of the parish.

Sister Susanne, formerly Sister James, has been a Sister of Providence for more than 60 years, having joined the community in 1957.

When not serving at her ministry, you can find her in the flower garden, listening to music, listening to birds or enjoying a meal with friends.

She’s also been a teacher in Terre Haute, New Hampshire and Chicago.

She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and master’s degrees in religious education from Loyola University, Chicago, and special education from Northern Illinois University.

Sister Susanne is a native of Chicago and a fan of the Chicago White Sox.

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