A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. I welcome you here and thank you for stopping by. To God be the Glory!


Suzanne St. Yves

8 Responses to About

  1. Lori says:

    Hope you travels are safe and inspiring…. How I enjoy your posts. Satisfying food for thought. Blessed and honoured to call you a friend. Can’t wait to see you home again and share travel stories. Love lori

    • sstyves says:

      Thanks, Lor. It has been a whirlwind first week. I will start posting my thoughts hopefully tonight. Back in Berlin now. The celebrations were great fun. Xo.

  2. Thomas Sitte says:

    God bless You, dear Susan,
    yesterday I was blessed myself to have the opportunity to take part in being one of Your grateful audience. Oh yes, I AM really grateful, I am very thankful to have this live-expierence of this Dignity Therapy Interview Harvey Chochinov did with You.

    I would like to let You know that this influenced me definitely to go ahead in Dignity Therapy.
    I am German. Right now I work with children who have life-shortening diseases in Hamburg. I will not be easy to transfer DT to this clients. But I know a 85 year old women who lives in my neighborhood in my village near Fulda. I am sure she’ll just love it if I go to ask her if she would like to make such a legacy document for her descendants. And I am vey sure that will help here very much in saying good-bye to her loved-ones.

    So. That’s what You’ve caused with this live-Dignity Therapy-session for a world wide audience. Propably You will make an old lady living in a village named Kämmerzell very happy.

    If or let us say, when we have the session I’take a photo an mail it to You.

    As I reflect back on the session, I am grateful for having being there.


    thomas sitte

    p.s. I wrote You a this uncommon time of day because still my inner clock in a disorder, but my soul isn’t 😉

    • sstyves says:

      I’m glad your soul is in order. Hopefully your sleep will be more ordered too! Thank you for your sharing, Thomas, and for the work you do with children. How precious!

      I’d love to see a photo of your session. I’m sure your 85-year-old neighbour will have many amazing stories to tell from her life journey. The work Dr. Chochinov does is truly a gift.


  3. patstuart says:

    Dear Suzanne:
    I also am one of the fortunate people that were present in the audience when you explained and shared your beautiful story with us. I feel so privledged to have witnessed this and want you to know that your strength and courage brought tears to my eyes. You are extremely brave and I can’t tell you how much I admire you. I have been so blessed to be able to sit and hear so many life stories, hopes and dreams and hold peoples hands through their journeys. You have left a huge impact with many people which will make a difference for so many other people. Sharing is such a powerful teaching tool. I wish you happiness, peace, comfort and love through your journey. None of us know where our journey of life will take us but I will be praying for you that the sun will always shine on you. Your kindness and warmth was so evident.
    Many blessings and thanks for your kind and generous heart!!

    • sstyves says:

      Thank you, Pat, for the work you do. I believe that sharing and receiving one’s story is a sacred gift. Thank you for receiving and affirming my story. Blessings back to you.

  4. Hilary Jenkins says:

    Hi Suzanne — I have found you through IgNation. I’m originally from Winnipeg, now in Guelph (and reaping the benefits of Loyola House). I am hoping to eventually move into spiritual direction once the children have moved on and my husband and I retire, and in the meantime I’m a scientist and researcher. Your words are inspiring and have already made a difference to me — sometimes it’s really hard to find God in all things, but you make it seem easier, easier to feel grateful even when we’re slogging knee-deep in muck.

    I wish you so many blessings, thank you for your beautiful window on the world, thanks for your words. I am sorry to hear of your illness but you’ve written that you’re drawing your boundaries and taking the time to weigh out what’s important and what isn’t. Possibly I am sorry to hear of your illness because I may never meet you — so now I am laughing because I am sorry for me! and you are on an adventure. I hope you are enjoying the spring, peace to you, thanks again.

    • sstyves says:

      Hilary, it’s lovely to meet you via cyberspace. How lucky are you to be at Loyola House! Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them.

      Spiritual direction is a privilege and a gift. I hope that you are able to do that at some point in your life.

      Thanks for seeking out my blog. Please feel free to post comments. I do try to respond to all of them but sometimes it may take me a few days. We may at least get a few exchanges in and neither of us will feel sorry for that. 😉

      I wish you many blessings.

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