Community

May 30, 2014
Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ, speaks about when she felt the call: “That interest in becoming a sister stemmed from my early childhood. But then, as I grew, even in grade school I remember having all of these fantasies about having a family and that really being my vocation. So that stayed with me...
May 29, 2014
World Traveler is a film by Briana Berner about her experience with Sister Paulette Pass, SSND during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week. Transcript: Sister...
May 27, 2014
Potter Jean is a film by Lily Jacobson about her experience with Sister Jean Nelson, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week. Transcript:
May 27, 2014
Sister Paulette Pass, SSND addresses our need to empathize and care for one another as she discusses her dreams and visions for the church and the world: “I think immigrants have an awful lot to teach us, because they come into a whole new way of life. They’re so utterly independent--I look at...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what compelled her to become a sister: “We loved Santa Cruz, which was like paradise, and we moved to Oakland. We were in East Oakland, a poor area at that time. Poor Germans, poor Irish. But we had the Franciscan friars. Previous to starting at Saint Elizabeth’s...
May 22, 2014
Sister Mary Catherine St. Martin, OP discusses some of the greatest blessings of religious life: “The number one greatest blessing was living with other sisters. Sharing community life with them and getting to know them very well, and then learning from them. When I first went out we didn’t have...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what work she does in her ministry: “[The order] was initiated by Father Charles McCarthy, a friar from the conventual of friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province that is based in Indiana. He worked with a group called The Acts Mission. It stood for the Acts of...
May 22, 2014
Worldview Alteration is a film by Alicia Beyer about her experience with Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains what roles she has in her community: “The next thing that came along was preparation for the seven-hundredth anniversary of the founding of our order in Assisi, Italy. So I started giving talks—because that was my graduate field—on the early Franciscan, the...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses how her family reacted to her decision to become a sister: “We were just changing from all Latin in the monastery to the vernacular: English. But we didn’t have any [English] hymns, or music. So we had to borrow. One of the things I learned to do, with the young...