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May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains how her vocation has shaped her life: “There was a particular friar there who was very helpful to me, sending me books. And I started reading passionately: theology, scripture, ecclesiology; all of those things. It was just wonderfully exciting to me, to open up...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, speaks about starting a monastery and the reactions of her friends and family: “We started a monastery for African women. [That] was the whole purpose. And that came out of Vatican II, where they said that the church was not fully formed until you had: the ministering...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ offers some guidance for young women who may be interested in learning more about women religious: “Get to know some of the sisters, if you don’t already know a number of sisters. And from different communities, if you’re thinking at all about a religious life as a...
May 21, 2014
In this inaugural episode of SisterStory Presents: Tanell Green; a St. Catherine University student and Spring 2014 oral historian, brings SisterStory's own Louise Edwards-Simpson to Vibes Radio, a show hosted by Tanell and her sister on the college's radio station radio here. In...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ offers some guidance for young women who may be interested in learning more about women religious: “Get to know some of the sisters, if you don’t already know a number of sisters. And from different communities, if you’re thinking at all about a religious life as a...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses who she considered to be an influence in her ministry: “In high school...I studied at Catholic Central High School [in] Troy, New York. That was staffed by Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Sisters of Mercy. The two orders of religious women staffed...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses what inspired her to choose a religious life: “Some say that they’ve always wanted to be a sister: since they were ten years-old, in elementary school, or even high school. But I never particularly wanted to be a sister. I just kept putting that off. So...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses how she came to terms with choosing a life in which she would not have children: “I guess because I saw how happy the sisters were, that they did not seem that they were deprived of anything. They were taking on a new form of life. The sisters who taught...
May 21, 2014
From the first day I walked into the St Catherine Campus I had a lot in my mind. I was thinking these women are way off my reach. The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet are role models to many women. It is a privilege to be part of the St Kate’s as it is enriching both historically and I believe...
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses how time has affected her faith: “It’s probably getting stronger as we’re reaching the end of our earthly journey; we know that we will not be here forever. And one of the obligations that we had when we were members of the congregational leadership team:...