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May 10, 2018
I have a friend whose parents were born and raised in an impoverished ward of Jersey City. When they learned that I attended Caldwell University, they laughed and shared with me their stories of attending Catholic school there. (The Sisters of St. Dominic founded many primary and secondary Catholic...
May 09, 2018
This episode is dedicated to the works of Sr Agnes Foley, CSJ and her journey with Learning in Style. Transcript: Pa Ying: I am a first generation born Hmong American who recently graduated with my Bachelor in Biology. After the graduation ceremony, my grandmother told us she wanted to be...
May 09, 2018
When it comes to introducing young women to Catholic Sisters, we often hear a familiar arc. First, the young women express nervousness about the encounter. What will they talk about? Will they be able to find common ground? Will they be found religious enough, up to snuff? Then comes the much-...
May 08, 2018
Last week of March was all about the preparation for the interview. My friend Anwar and I conducted the interview on Friday, March 30. We interviewed both sisters on the same day. We arrived at Sister Lena’s apartment at 9 a.m., where she and Sister Eleanor were waiting for us with breakfast and...
May 08, 2018
Members of the Caldwell University community gathered together April 24 to celebrate the final Mass that would be held in the Mother Joseph Chapel. The chapel, which is located in one of the residence halls on campus, is being moved to a part of campus that is more easily accessible to students...
May 07, 2018
My father always told me, "Never ever be a pessimist!" I have not been so good at following this advice. Today we like to confuse cynicism and pessimism for realism, and I am one to do so every now and then when it hurts too much to hope. Sister Alice is the opposite: an unfailingly...
May 04, 2018
There are certain things Sister Alice has told me that have stuck with me -- particularly, her stories about the past. As we prepared for her interview, she would occasionally go on tangents and share anecdotes about when she was young. Both she and her sister became Dominican nuns, and I was...
May 03, 2018
  The National Catholic Sisters Project is a dynamic, ever-evolving initiative, and Garrett Tiedemann is the creative genius behind the scenes helping coordinate everything under its scope. His role as media director is wide ranging: He serves as head of all media strategy, production...
May 03, 2018
Celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week with Sister Susie was an experience I will never forget. Sister Susie, as well as the rest of the Dominican Sisters from around campus, came together for a special dinner in honor of this week. Upon arriving at the dinner, I was excited to see Sister Susie...
April 26, 2018
When I first saw the email about the SisterStory project, I was very excited. I applied within 10 minutes after it was sent out. I did not know much about the Catholic faith. The only knowledge I had came from my friends who identify as Catholic. I was always confused between the concept of a...