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An ever-changing collection of videos, podcasts and articles exploring the surprising lives and moving truths of women religious.

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June 25, 2019
Kjerstin and I are writing today to say goodbye. After being with National Catholic Sisters Week since its inception, we are both moving on to a new... Read More
Community
June 24, 2019
Over the course of this semester, Sister Donna Jean has been a constant symbol of hope. She has taught me many valuable lessons I could have never... Read More
Community, Prayer
June 14, 2019
The church community I grew up in is just down the street from Marywood, where Sister Michael Ellen lives. I’ve known the area since I was little and... Read More
Community
June 13, 2019
Congratulations to the "Nuns & Nones" project for being covered in The New York Times! The project received funding through an NCSW mini-grant,... Read More
Community
June 03, 2019
Now that the semester is over and the interviews are completed, I have been reflecting back on my time with Sister Tereska. Going into the process, I... Read More
Community
May 28, 2019
Over the course of this semester, I learned a lot about Sister Mary Catherine as well as religious life. We talked about the jobs she had worked,... Read More
Community
May 20, 2019
Sister Mary Kay is an amazing human being. I truly appreciate learning her story and learning from her life. She is an incredible educator with a... Read More
Community
May 13, 2019
Today all the students and Sisters involved in the SisterStory oral history project at Aquinas College gathered to celebrate the end of our work... Read More
Community
May 05, 2019
Introducing girls to Catholic sisters who look like them is one goal of National Catholic Sisters Week, and it was advanced in a vibrant way... Read More
Community, Education
May 02, 2019
Back by popular demand, the second workshop to train teachers in the National Catholic Sisters Project curriculum promises to be bigger and better.... Read More
Education
April 29, 2019
Three things are holding Sarah Salazar back from religious life -- and a boyfriend is not one of them. The 24-year-old Chicago teacher broke up... Read More
Prayer
April 25, 2019
Teaching is an inherently spiritual exercise, sharpening students’ minds as it elevates their sense of worth. That’s how Sister Agnes Foley, CSJ,... Read More
Community, Education
April 24, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 23, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 22, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 22, 2019
In my conversations with Sister Mary Kay, I enjoyed learning about her family and its influence on a person's spirituality and life path. Sister Mary... Read More
Community, Education
April 19, 2019
Sister Verona and I recorded our interview a couple weeks ago, and since then, it seems like she and I have both breathed a big sigh of relief. Our... Read More
Community
April 16, 2019
Despite attending Catholic school for nine years, from preschool to 8th grade, I never met any women religious. Even now, as a student at a Catholic... Read More
Community
April 15, 2019
Showcasing the breadth of religious life is a priority for Sister Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, and her alliance with the National Catholic Sisters Project... Read More
Community
April 12, 2019
More than 30 young women considering religious life gathered in San Antonio last month for a one-of-a-kind retreat. Titled Deep Encounter: Listening... Read More
Community

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