It was said of Susanna that she was both "beautiful and accomplished, a woman of rare judgement and sterling piety." She was the mother of 19 children, only 10 of which reached maturity. Her son John Wesley is well known as a founder of the Methodist Church. He said of his mother that she would retire everyday for one hour of prayer and meditation from age 17-72.
Susanna Wesley had a strong influence over her many children. On several occasions her husband was absent. Susanna made sure that she spent time separately with of her children each day, taking care of their spiritual and moral development. It is appropriate that she has been called the mother of Methodism, because of her undoubted positive spiritual influence, in particular, on her sons John and Charles.
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On 5 Nov 2017 at 18:17 GMT Christopher Decker wrote:
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