Remembering Susan Newland

Susan Newland

Susan Newland

A Women of Integrity, Vitality and Sensitivity

Susan Newland was a member of ACRATH SA since 2013. In her capacity as Director of the Archdiocesan Resource and Information Centre she actively promoted the work of ACRATH with the Archbishop and  through the Catholic Education Office, the Archdiocesan Office, and Catholic Media. A high point of her ACRATH membership was her 3 months internship with UNANIMA in New York in 2016, which enabled her to utilize knowledge and insights gained in a recently completed Masters Degree in International Law.

 Susan had a long battle with cancer and amazed us all by her courage and resilience. She died on the 28th May. Archbishop Wilson was the celebrant at her funeral. She will be deeply missed by members of ACRATH SA. We valued her integrity, vitality, intelligence, generosity, sensitivity and sense of fun.  She was deeply committed to addressing the evil of human trafficking in our world. One of Susan’s icons and poems can be downloaded here.

Compassionate God,
We give thanks for Susan’s life, and for all she was for each of us.
We ask you to comfort her daughter Sarah, her family and friends in their loss.
Comfort also each of us in our grief, lend us strength to comfort each other,
and help us to know Susan’s presence in beauty and kindness,
and in our vulnerability and strength. Amen.

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