Sister Susan Barber
I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Ks. I was taught by Benedictines at St. Pius Grade School in Mission, Ks and later at Benedictine College. I entered the Mount after a profound experience of community and prayer at Shalom House, a Catholic Worker House that offered shelter for homeless men in KCK, and was directed by Sister Barbara McCracken, OSB and Father Richard Wempe and supported by the Benedictine Sisters. I stay in community because I believe that the vows of stability, obedience and fidelity to the monastic way of life lead me to greater self-knowledge and love of God and my sisters. The rhythm of communal prayer, community, and service continues to be a best fit for my gifts and desires. In my leisure, I enjoy playing the piano, making music with others, walking outdoors, reading, and spending time with family and friends.