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March 19, 2014
Much has happened since I last wrote. For starters I met Sister Vicky last night. Let me backtrack to the beginning of my story. Before last night, which was a Tuesday by the way, I had sent Sister Vicky an email this last Saturday. I wrote asking to meet with her, asking what times and days would...
March 13, 2014
Today I went to the Nun’s Life podcast with my sister and I can confidently say I have never met a group of women who are more beautiful than these sisters I have encounter in this last month. Perhaps these women don't fit societies’ idea of beauty, but they are so beautiful. Each sister...
March 12, 2014
There are so many sisters who have impacted my life. They all happen to be from St. Benedict's monastery in St. Joseph, MN. The three who stand out as women who became my mother when I needed one most are Sisters Jacquelyn Dubay, Beth Pankake, Mary Anthony Wagoner. Each of these women has nurtured...
March 10, 2014
Yesterday we had our very first training session for the project. But I’ll get to that part later. More importantly we were all given schedules with the names of our assigned Sisters and their contact information. I didn’t know we were getting that information yet, so I was taken a bit by surprise...
March 05, 2014
Written with Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ My mother and I had always been close. Growing up as the oldest of her three daughters, Mother and I were a lot alike: efficient, organized, industrious. Her name, Ruth, seemed to encapsulate these traits. Raising our family in the Midway...
Sister Betty McKenzie, CSJ
March 04, 2014
It was Good Friday and the year was 1986. A particularly energized protest was taking place at the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis and Sister Betty Mckenzie proudly added her voice and actions to the project, which waged a civil disobedience campaign for decades against the company's armaments...
March 04, 2014
Written with Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM  A hush fell over Gentile Arena last night as I stepped up to the microphone and led the packed stadium in prayer. “Good and gracious God,” I said, glancing up at a sea of maroon and gold, “yes, we all know the Shockers of Wichita State. Yes...
March 03, 2014
Written with Sister Andrea Dixon, SC Reflected in my mirror is the face of a woman nearly seven decades old. She has short, salt-and-pepper hair and wrinkles around her smile. I laugh with her, because, on me, 70 looks pretty vibrant. As I approach this milestone birthday, I don’t think of...
March 03, 2014
Written with Sister Vicky Segura As a girl I never felt a yearning to get married and have babies. I didn’t daydream about my wedding or choose the names of my unborn children. It just wasn’t part of my vision for the future. What was hardwired into my DNA was a desire to be a doctor, like my...
March 03, 2014
Written with Sister Maria Veritas Marks, OP As I stood at the microphone, gazing out at the crimson-flecked multitude seated expectantly below me in Harvard Yard, I little dreamed that the speech I was about to declaim would soon be ricocheting around the blogosphere. The media attention...