Susan Conroy made her first trip to Calcutta to work with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in 1986. In 1987, at the request of Mother Teresa herself, Susan stayed in the Order's convent in the South Bronx, New York, in contemplation of the religious life. During that visit, a time she calls "the most profoundly meaningful experience of my life, " Susan came to know Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, "the greatest saint of modern times," who has had as great an impact on Susan's life as has Mother Teresa. Susan did not enter the Order, but in 1991, during Lent, she once again returned to Calcutta to work with the Sisters among the dying destitutes. She and Mother Teresa kept in touch until Mother's death in 1997. Before being called Home to God, Mother Teresa gave Susan permission to write a book about her experiences. Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity is Susan's first book, followed by Praying In The Presence Of Our Lord With Mother Teresa (an updated version of which is due out soon). Today, Susan travels around the country giving presentations on her experiences with Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Susan also translates books from French into English. Each book translation relates to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, including The Power of Confidence by Father Conrad DeMeester, The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life by Father Charles Arminjon, and The Plays of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Susan has made numerous personal and television appearances for local as well as worldwide audiences. On EWTN's global television network, she hosted a 13-part mini-series of shows called "Speaking of Saints" as well as a brand new mini-series called "Coming to Christ" which started airing on EWTN in June 2014. Susan published a new book from Our Sunday Visitor which served as a "companion" to the mini-series, sharing the title: "Coming to Christ: Resting in His Love." Just in time for Christmas 2014 Susan published her 9th book - the nearest and dearest to her heart - about her own beloved mother. Like her website, it is titled: "A Legacy of Love" and contains personal reflections upon her kind, loving and gentle mother. It has already been referred to as her magnum opus, the greatest of her works, the fruit of an 8-1/2 year labor of love.
In 2022 Susan began serving as Executive Director of "LOVE
in Living Action," -- a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation
whose mission is to provide “hands to serve and a heart to love” to those
who are in need of basic care, support and assistance.
Should Mother Teresa Be Canonized?, New York Times Room For Debate: nytimes.com, 3/25/2016
Mother Teresa's Enduring Lessons, Article by Brian O'Neel, National Catholic Register: ncregister.com, 3/15/2016
Serving the 'Poorest of the Poor' - Author to speak on life with, teachings of Mother Teresa, Article by Anne Moore, Portsmouth Herald Accent: seacoastonline.com, 10/17/2004
Author recounts life-changing experience with Mother Teresa, Article by Cindy Crebbin, Milwaukee Catholic Herald, 1/5/2006
Auxiliary's Spring Luncheon, Article in the Aid For Women Newsletter, aidforwomen.org, Summer 2006
Weekly Interview, Susan Conroy, Article by Amanda Estes, Scarborogh Leader, 4/26/2007
Author Susan Conroy Keynote Speaker, Article by Jean Young, catholicweb.com, September, 2007
A Word about Mother Teresa's friend, Susan, Weblog by EbethW, acatholicmumclimbingthepillars.blogspot.com, 1/21/2008
Lessons I learned from Mother Teresa: Humility, joy, and service, says author, Article by Lynne Conner, Catholic Online, The Catholic Observer, 4/24/2008
Susan Conroy, MAGNIFICAT PITTSBURGH - A Ministry to Catholic Women Biography Article of Susan Conroy
A Personal Friendship, Article by Susan in Catholic Maine, Faith, Politcs and Culture in Missin Country, August 26, 2010
An Interview with Susan Conroy, Conducted by Peter Blair, The Dartmouth Apologia, A Journal of Christan Thought, Spring 2011, Volume 5 Issue 2
Encounter with Bl. Mother Teresa and the dying transformed her life, by Christine Bordelon, Clarion Herald, Official Newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, November 12, 2011 Print Issue, November 9, 2011 Web Published
Profile of Susan on Catholic Answers website.
See our Other Works page for information on Audio/Video Presentations by Susan.
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