Celebrating 50 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross
Sister Suzanne Brennan, CSC, who currently serves as general treasurer of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, will be honored on July 15, 2018, during a jubilee celebration in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Indiana, for her 50 years of consecrated life as a Sister of the Holy Cross.
Sister Suzanne taught in Illinois and Indiana before entering various social service ministries. In South Bend, Indiana, she served at Northern Indiana Children’s Hospital; at Madison Center, where she worked for eight years as director of outpatient therapy; and at La Casa de Amistad as a youth counselor.
Sister Suzanne later served as president and CEO of Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati – a position she held for five years – and as president and CEO of Providence Hospital, Anchorage, Alaska.
She ministered in various capacities in Utah, where she served as vice president of Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, and as president of Three Rivers Investments in Park City.
In partnership with Catholic Community Services of Utah in Salt Lake City, she launched a business for area residents who were homeless, which prepared them to start their own small businesses. For 16 years, Sister Suzanne also held the position of director of Holy Cross Ministries in Salt Lake City. Sister Suzanne was elected to her current role with the Congregation’s General Leadership Team in 2014.
Sister Suzanne was born in Chicago. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor of Arts and earned her Master of Social Work from Loyola University. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration and finance from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Sister Suzanne made her initial profession of vows on August 15, 1968, and her perpetual profession on August 6, 1973.