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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 was extremely nervous. I am not Catholic and never knew much about the religion; I was scared that I was in a little over my head. I had also never...
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, living in community and how decisions were made. Since I go to a Catholic school, it was especially meaningful for me to understand the lives of women...
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 heart for students; she believes everyone possesses within them what they need to learn and grow. She is also a highly educated theologian and...
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 together. We met for a luncheon in the Dominican Center to share food, stories and clips from our videos. I’m a little sad that the project is coming...
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 thanks to the nation’s oldest African American order. On March 14, thanks to support from a NCSW mini-grant, a group of middle-school girls were able...
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, sees it. Education is central to her charism to always move toward a “profound love of God and dear neighbor without distinction.” These days, at 81...
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 Catholic HS and Incarnate Word HS in San Antonio) discuss student responses to the NCSP #curriculum and what they gain from being introduced to the...
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 Catholic HS and Incarnate Word HS in San Antonio) discuss how to use the NCSP #curriculum and how students can benefit from learning about sisters and...
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 Kay shared her early memories of her uncle, a Franciscan priest. Based on how she describes him, he had a dynamic personality filled with love...
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 Catholic HS and Incarnate Word HS in San Antonio) discuss their passion for the NCSP #curriculum and how it can be used to introduce young people to the...