Prayer

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 received anywhere else. From learning about her travels to Egypt to her willingness to spend all of her childhood days taking care of others -- she has...
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 with her longtime boyfriend this past January, a difficult decision she knew in her heart to be right. “I was very worried,” Sarah recalls. “‘OK, God...
April 01, 2019
Being born and raised in a Catholic family, I always felt great respect and admiration for Catholic Sisters. My grandmother would share how incredibly blessed was the family whose daughter chose the path of religious life, and although I did not attend Catholic school, I do remember going to Sunday...
December 04, 2018
Making it to daily Mass has been a bit more challenging of late with the current lack of priests serving our home for the elderly and disabled. We go to the parish church now several times a week. During the summer and early autumn months, before the mornings got too dark and the sidewalks too...
November 05, 2018
When I was still in grade school and attended Mass at St. Joe’s in West St. Paul, Minn., we started using the “Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations” at Mass. This week’s National Vocation Awareness Week reminded me of this custom.  The prayer goes as follows: O God, we...
May 24, 2018
As my time with Sister Susie is coming to a close, I have been thinking about how much she has impacted my life in such a short period of time. At our SisterStory celebration, I was chosen to say a few remarks about my time spent with Sister Susie and the program at large. It really got me thinking...
May 10, 2018
I have a friend whose parents were born and raised in an impoverished ward of Jersey City. When they learned that I attended Caldwell University, they laughed and shared with me their stories of attending Catholic school there. (The Sisters of St. Dominic founded many primary and secondary Catholic...
April 23, 2018
March was a busy and blessed month! It was an honor and privilege to interview Sister Bernice. Before the interview, Sister Bernice showed me pictures and newspaper clippings from her time in New Mexico. She was beaming with pride, joy, and love for her communities and parishes. I am eager for...
April 18, 2018
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Como se vino concluyendo esta entrevista el consejo más valioso que me inculcó la Hermana Janita fue que Dios ciertamente nos envía señales a lo largo de nuestras vidas – lo único que...
April 18, 2018
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Carismas se mencionan mucho a lo largo de las historias orales de SisterStory y puede que requiren de una explicación. Un carisma se puede describir como un don innato, un poco como un...