Susan Rose Francois


Sister Susan Francois BA ’94 was interviewed in the New York Times for her unique means of political engagement: daily prayers for President Donald Trump that Francois tweets to the @POTUS account. She began the process a few days following Trump’s inauguration as a “calming spiritual practice” to stay “engaged but … not add to the negativity,” and she’s kept it up ever since. She describes it as “the hardest spiritual practice [she’s] ever committed to.”


See “Taking Her Ministry on the Road” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

Posted 11/01/2021

My Friend Joe: Reflections on St. Joseph – Susan Francois BA ’94, a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace, explores her growing spiritual friendship with St. Joseph, who she affectionately calls her friend Joe. Inspired by photographs of Joseph taken by the author, she reflects on her personal encounters with Joseph in conversation with church tradition around this saint. Through art, prose, history, and prayer, she encourages the reader to discover, or deepen, their own spiritual friendship with St. Joseph. Kenmare Press, 2021. 93 pages.