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Epiphany -January 23, 2022

‘The Lord has blessed us in his mercy’ Jos 17:14

Bishop Robert Gruss returns to Epiphany to talk about First Fridays, fellowship, the Surrender Novena, and more. Mary Suddoth is a listener that became a guest and tells us about Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Voluneers. Teresa Lewis expounds of this same topic and shares her epiphany moment.

Bishop Robert Gruss

Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw

Mary Suddoth

Mary Suddath RN BSN hails from Richmond Hill, Georgia. She recently retired after forty-four years of nursing, having spent the last thirty-eight years as a pediatric critical-care nurse in Savannah. Mary is originally from Massachusetts, where she graduated from Burbank Hospital School of Nursing and Fitchburg State University. She has been a communicant at St. Anne in Richmond Hill for twenty-seven years and currently serves on the parish council.

 Mary and her husband Matt have been married for forty-four years and have three children and one grandchild who is on the autism spectrum. They homeschooled all of their children.  During her time working at the hospital, Mary served as a bioethics nurse liaison, was a faculty member of the clinical pastoral education program, and frequent preceptor to new graduates and new hires.  She was a member of the Aging Services Advisory Council and was an adoption advisory board member for Catholic Social Services.  She and Matt are former foster parents and also adoptive parents and are strong proponents of open adoption.

 More recently, Mary was part of a medical mission team that brought special-needs pilgrims and their families to Lourdes, France and was named an ambassador for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality, North American Lourdes Volunteers. Mary is very open to all the ways she can serve Jesus and His mother during this new season of retirement.

longtime volunteer, Board Member, and Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Guide with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers.  

 In 2003, Teresa moved to Europe, where she encountered Marlene Watkins, founder of OLOLHNAV who was speaking at a Womens Conference.  Learn about this encounter, the apostolate, its founding, the transformative grace of Lourdes and how you too can serve, in Lourdes and at home.

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