Sister Susan Freitag

Sister Susan Freitag grew up in South Bend, IN, and began her religious life with the Daughters of Divine Charity where she made her final profession in 1973. After much discernment she transferred those religious vows to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie in 1988. Her favorite line in the Rule of Benedict reads: “Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love”—words that she lives by daily. As a Benedictine Sister she continued in the ministry of education she had begun with her community of origin and taught in Erie Diocesan schools.This was followed by Benedictine ministries and parish pastoral work. No matter what her ministry, Sister Susan understands that everything she does is done with God’s help. She believes that the religious woman she is and the work that she accomplishes is in the hands of God. At present Sister Susan is a staff member of the community’s Development Office and a teacher at the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House where she gives generously of her time and talents.