Community

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...
April 19, 2019
Sister Verona and I recorded our interview a couple weeks ago, and since then, it seems like she and I have both breathed a big sigh of relief. Our nervousness about how the interview would go seemed to hang over our heads for the first half of the class, but now that it’s finished and it’s turned...
April 16, 2019
Despite attending Catholic school for nine years, from preschool to 8th grade, I never met any women religious. Even now, as a student at a Catholic college, I have only briefly interacted with the Dominican Sisters affiliated with Aquinas College. I knew the Dominican Sisters were nearby and had...
April 15, 2019
Showcasing the breadth of religious life is a priority for Sister Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, and her alliance with the National Catholic Sisters Project has helped her do just that. Sister Carolyn takes her job title seriously: Delegate for Consecrated Life for the Archdiocese of St. Paul &...
April 12, 2019
More than 30 young women considering religious life gathered in San Antonio last month for a one-of-a-kind retreat. Titled Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart (or Profundo Encuentro), the retreat illuminated the art of discernment: how to determine God’s plan for your life. Unlike...
April 11, 2019
The third time I met with Sister Michael Ellen was during the week of the Midwest’s polar vortex, and it had taken a toll on every part of the community. The power at Marywood had gone out, but luckily the sisters had one functioning elevator and some lights. Sister Michael Ellen guided me to a...
April 10, 2019
One of the last questions I asked Sister Tereska in our interview was to have her talk about her hopes for women religious and any advice she has for the next generation of sisters. When she had seen this question on the list prior to the final interview, I could already tell that she really...
April 09, 2019
As the weeks of this semester have flown by, I have reflected on how deep my relationship with Sister Donna Jean has become. We have grown quite close over the course of the semester, which is something neither of us expected. Each Wednesday afternoon at 3:20 we meet in Room 4 to discuss various...
April 08, 2019
One of the topics I enjoyed discussing with Sister Mary Catherine was community life. She talked about how, as part of a community, she always knew she had someone to call on for help -- no matter the time of day or night. I really understood the value of this type of relationship, as I saw...