Sister Sue Bruno will receive the Holy Cross Award for 2016 given by the Province of the Holy Cross Priests and Brothers. This award is given to lay collaborators who work to fulfill the vision and mission of Blessed Basil Moreau and who “make God known, loved, and served.” For the past five years, Sister Sue has been working at the University of Portland as the Field Hall Director and has made significant impact on both students and colleagues alike. Many have left congratulatory messages stating; “She is a phenomenal role model, a great educator and (she) exemplifies a life of service.” Another wrote, “Your service to the Holy Cross Institutions has made an impact on all of us and I, for one, would not be the same without your influence.” Sister Sue is the first Hall Rector to receive this award.
In a release from the University of Portland, Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs at the University stated, “Sister Sue has been a faith-filled and extraordinary collaborator with Holy Cross at the University of Portland and the University of Notre Dame. For twenty years she has given herself entirely to the service and support of her resident students, truly knowing and understanding them and providing a great example of religious life.” He went on to state that he was as honored to “call her my colleague and friend.”
Before Sister Sue’s arrival at the University of Portland, she served on the Congregation’s leadership team as the Councilor for the Membership (2008-2012) and prior to that spent 15 years at the University of Notre Dame, also a Holy Cross Institution, working in a variety of ministerial capacities. The University of Portland community will formally honor Sister Sue at a Mass and dinner in January, 2017.
You can read more about Sister Sue’s ministry at the University of Portland by clicking on her recent article in Confianca: Sister Sue Bruno, OSF