Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Suzanne Helmin, OSB

This year we have an 80-year jubilarian, which doesn't happen every year. If you figure that a woman usually enters religious life between the ages of 18-24, she would have to be at least 98 to make it to 80 years! Sister Suzanne will turn 99 on April 1, 2011. She still lives at Saint Benedict's Monastery, gets around very well and enjoys visiting with people. Many have benefited from a visit with Sister Suzanne. In fact, she still gets visitors from some of her earliest teaching days, back in the 1930s, in small towns like Sobieski, Browerville and Cold Spring, Minnesota.

I sat down with Sister Suzanne on January 7 for a conversation about her ministries, her family live and religious life. Below are three video excerpts from our visit.


  1. I enjoyed this so much! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wonderful of you to share your Wisdom Figures with us!

  3. Even though I did not know her as a relative, Sister Suzanne was a comfort whenever either of my parents were in the hospital. She has special kindly gifts and shares them happily.