Sister profile

Sister Suzanne Smith

Formerly Sister Louis

Sister Suzanne was born on February 26, 1934 and died on February 3, 2021.


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Sister Suzanne was a native of Washington, D.C. Her final ministry was in prayer at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Sister Suzanne, formerly Sister Louis, entered the Congregation on January 30, 1954. She professed final vows on August 15, 1961.

She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She also has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and has a MBA in Business from Indiana State University.

Sister Suzanne has ministered as a teacher in Indiana, Massachusetts, Florida, New Hampshire, Maryland, Illinois and Washington, D.C. She also ministered as the Coordinator for the Our Lady of Providence Shrine at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods from 2006 to 2013.

Here is her complete ministry:

In Illinois: Teacher, Providence High School, Chicago (1956-59).

In Indiana: Teacher, Ladywood (1959-65); Business Office Assistant, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1977-79); Director of Data Processing, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1979-82); Comptroller General Business Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1982-93); Director of Finance Central Business Office, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1993-99); Consulting and Computer Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (1999-2001); WED Admission Assistant/Instruction Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College/Accounting Services, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2001-02); WED Admission Assistant/WED Adjunct Instructor, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2002-03); Volunteer/Ministry of Care Office/WED Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2004); Providence Housing Coproration, Housing Assistant, Providence Housing Corporation, West Terre Haute (2005-06); Administrative Assistant Providence Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2006); Administrative Assistant/Coordinator Our Lady of Providence Shrine, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2006-14); Prison Ministry, Terre Haute (2014-15); Prayer, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (2015-2021).

In Washington, D.C.: Teacher, Immaculata High School (1965-68).

In Massachusetts: Teacher, St. Rose High School (1968-69); Teacher, Sacred Heart, Malden (1969-70); Finance Manager, Notre Dame Education Center, Lawrence (2004-05).

In Maryland: Teacher, St. Clement, Lansdowne (1970-72).

In New Hampshire: Teacher, Lady Isle, Portsmouth (1972-73); Teacher, St. Thomas Aquinas, Dover (1973-76).


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