Susan Gubbins is a Maryknoll Sister from Chicago. She studied sociology at St. Catherine College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and after five years working in Hong Kong, earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago. She was missioned to Indonesia in 1975 and to East Timor in 1991. She presently lives in the United States, doing volunteer work for the congregational development office.

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Beginning a physical rehab ministry in East Timor

Arriving in Timor Leste in 1991, we five Maryknoll sisters settled in as the first sisters in the parish of Aileu. I have good memories about the days we started a physical rehabilitation ministry "from scratch."