My name is Susanne, I’m a wife, a mother of 4 awesome children and proud grandmother of 2 with one more grandchild expected to arrive in April 2017. Led by the example of my mother and father who had a devout faith filled relationship with the Blessed Mother, I find myself living a life long journey striving toward a more personal relationship with Jesus through Mary. Personally I’m drawn to spiritual relationships with the Blessed Mother, St. Therese of Lisieux, and the holy souls in purgatory. Holy Infant Catholic Church in Ballwin, MO is my home parish; there I serve as a holy hour coordinator for our 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration chapel since 1998. Also I am involved with the prayer shawl ministry at my parish. I work full time and in my spare time enjoy teaching exercise, crochet, cross stitch, spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren, and reading the lives of the saints – drawing inspiration and strength from the example of their lives. As a certified group fitness instructor I have taught exercise since the 1980’s. To “minister to others through exercise” has been a calling that God put on my heart when I was in my late 20’s. I’ve strived to fulfill that calling throughout the years, am doing so currently, and most recently have been lead to SoulCore. When I was working at Regina Cleri, a home for retired priests, the office manager there (a co-worker and dear friend) introduced me to SoulCore. Without delay I went home and researched it on the internet, contacted the SoulCore leaders and filled out my application to attend the next SoulCore leadership retreat. I am humbled and feel privileged to share the SoulCore ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
SOME OF SUSANNE’S FAVORITE SCRIPTURE VERSE:
Rom 8:16-18; Ps 113:1-3; Ps 27:4