Welcome to the personal blog of Susan Rose Francois, CSJP. That’s me! I am a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace. I am a member of Generation X, a former bureaucrat, a writer, a seeker of peace through justice, and a finally professed member of my religious community.
For about ten years, I blogged my journey into Roman Catholic vowed religious life at Musings of a Discerning Woman. That blog is still live (so you can read all about novitiate, initial formation and my graduate school adventures).
From here on out, however, I’m going to start posting here on this new personal blog . I just finished up my graduate studies at Catholic Theological Union. Now I am embarking on the next adventure in my religious life journey, namely stepping into the ministry of leadership for my congregation starting in January 2015. I’m not sure what the next 6 years will hold or how much of it will be bloggable, but please feel free to stop by and visit!
The name of this new blog (At the Corner of Susan and St. Joseph) was inspired by an actual street sign I saw a few years ago in Wenatchee, Washington. Obviously, I took a picture of the sign. It’s located across the street from an elementary school that our Sisters staffed for many years. We are no longer ministering in Wenatchee, but I made a little pilgrimage a few years ago when I happened to be driving through town on my way to give a presentation. I parked my car at the intersection of Susan and St. Joseph Place, a fact which I did not realize until I was ready to leave. The synchronicity of the moment struck me then, and the picture I took has given me many opportunities to contemplate in deep gratitude this wonderful adventure God has invited me to participate in. Really, I can’t think of a better place to be than at the corner of Susan and St. Joseph, pursuing social justice as a path to peace.
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