Sister Suzanne Hudson was a Sister of Mercy for 70 years. Sister Sue graduated from Mount Aloysius Academy, Cresson, Pennsylvania, where she first met the Sisters of Mercy and converted to Catholicism before entering the Community in 1951. She was a Professor Emerita at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, teaching English language and literature for thirty years; Sister Sue was a passionate and enthusiastic teacher. Years before her ministry in higher education, she influenced the lives of many young women when she taught High School in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, Scranton, and Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
During her many years in Indiana, Pennsylvania, she shared Community with her dear friend Sister Helen Mary Nagle. Together they fostered numerous dogs and cats considered by the shelter as “unadoptable.” These animals were cherished by them and nurtured back to good health.
In her final years, and even throughout the isolation and loneliness of the pandemic, Sister Sue accepted her limitations with patience. Those at her side during the final days of her life believe that Sister Sue received the grace of peace and embraced its gift with all of her being.