Sister Suzanne Giblin was born in Chicago, Illinois, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1958 and was received into the novitiate as Sister Margaret Louis in 1959. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Avila College in 1958, a master’s degree in theology from Marquette University in 1965 and a diploma in Pastoral Catechetics from the University of Strasbourg France in 1965.
Sister Suzanne began her 60 years as a Sister of St. Joseph as a teacher, initially in St. Louis at St. Mary Magdalen (1961-1962) and Immacolata (1962-1963) grade schools. She taught the next year at Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, Illinois.
She was a student at Marquette University from 1964 to 1965 and then at the University of Strasbourg France until 1966. Sister Suzanne returned to the states in 1966 and taught at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City for two years. She then served as Coordinator of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Denver for three years.
Returning to St. Louis in 1971, Sister Suzanne was a renewal team member for the St. Louis Province until 1975. The following year, she became the Co-director of the Corporate Ministry Program at St. Louis University, then held this position at Seattle University until 1979. She then served her CSJ community as both Formation Team Member and Novice Director for the St. Louis Province from 1979 to 1983.
Sister Suzanne went on to be the Director of Mission Integration at St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Missouri, for 10 years. In 1993, she was named president of St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri.
Back in St. Louis, in 1996, Sister Suzanne became the Assistant Province Director for the St. Joseph Province until 2002. Then, after some sabbatical time, she went on to serve as Director of Pastoral Care at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services from 2003 to 2017. During those last five years, she was also the Temporary Professed Director for the St. Louis Province.
Sister Suzanne retired in 2017 and currently serves as a spiritual companion, facilitator and volunteer. Recently she has returned to serve her CSJ Community as the Candidate Formation Director.
Sister Suzanne enjoys walking, hiking, camping, good reading, music, theater and laughter.