Sister SuzanneFranciscan Sister honored for pro-life ministry

MERIDEN, CT (11-02-2014) - Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE was one of three honorees at the Twenty-second Anniversary Annual Dinner of Carolyn's Place Pregnancy Care Center held in Waterbury, Connecticut at the La Bella Vista Pontelandolfo Restaurant. The Center honored persons "for their years of defending God's precious gift of life. Through their prayers, thoughts and actions they serve as role models in the community affirming the sanctity of life."


Fr. RousseauReverend Robert Rousseau, founder of Carolyn's Place, presented the Ministry Award to Sister Suzanne. The award recognizes "individuals with a religious vocation who exemplify extraordinary commitment to protection of the sanctity of human life." Sister Suzanne is the Program Coordinator for Pro-Life Activities for the Archdiocese of Hartford, and the Administrator of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Father Rousseau thanked Sister Suzanne for her many years of pro-life ministry and her leadership in engaging others in the mission of pro-life.

Other awardees were Wesley Wensek, the Walter J. Williams Service Award, and Anne Marie Cullinan, the Maureen A. Donohoe Life Award.

The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, guest speaker, encouraged the hundreds of supporters present to continue to their witness to the dignity of human life in all its phases.

Archbishop Blair
Archbishop Blair presents a pro-life message at the dinner. From left, Mother Rosemae Pender, FSE, Mother Foundress; Mother Shaun Vergauwen, FSE, Mother General; and Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE. recipient of Carolyn's Place Ministry Award.