Sue Paweski has been a Sister of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods for 22 years. Most of her professional life has been in education, both in elementary schools and in adult education in several universities, primarily in admissions. For 10 years, she has ministered in the advancement office of her congregation. Currently, she is co-director of her community's associate program.
St. Mary Magdalene's single dedication was to Jesus and his message. Faithful in all circumstances, she is a model of resolve, dedication and compassion. We all continue to celebrate her legacy of faith.
There is no thought of life returning to pre-pandemic times in a year or so. An awareness of the fragility of life is making an indelible mark on our souls. I wonder how our lives will continue to be changed.
I am elated that Pope Francis has proclaimed a year for St. Joseph. I have a special devotion to St. Joseph because he reminds me of my father, who was a steady, faithful presence in our family. Joseph has that same aura.
When I found out that my great-grandmother was Jewish, I wanted to explore Judaism's prayer, customs and traditions. The new knowledge of my heritage gave me more than just another ethnicity; it gave me an insight into the gift of diversity.