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July 16, 2018
As I looked over the photographs from our June curriculum workshop, I couldn’t help but see – over and over – all the smiles. Scattered among those photographs were looks of deep concentration and thought, sure, but the smiles stand out. Whether participants are in small groups, listening to a...
July 11, 2018
In this episode, we follow the story of Sr Dorothy Stang, a sister of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Warning: This episode contains audio reenactment of violence. Transcript: Pa Ying: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” (Matt. 5:3–6) Sister Dorothy Stang...
June 20, 2018
This episode was inspired by the viral images of the chainsaw-wielding nun; we follow the stories of women religious who have worked/are working to help the cleanup efforts of natural disasters throughout the world. Transcript: Pa Ying: Women religious are hospitable, selfless, strong willed,...
June 13, 2018
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Después de haber entrevistado a Sor Vivien aprendí mucho sobre porque decidió convertirse en una hermana dominicana. A la tierna edad de 18, ingresó a la comunidad porque percibió a las...
June 12, 2018
School is officially out for the summer, bringing new opportunities for travel. For the NCSW staff in Minneapolis, a favorite travel spot is majestic Lake Superior, known here simply as “the North Shore.” Lake Superior is not only the largest of the Great Lakes but the largest body of fresh...
June 11, 2018
The other day Sister Susie had me over at her apartment to look through photos to pick out for our SisterStory presentation. I must say, Sister Susie is incredibly photogenic and there is no bad photo of her! She had a whole dresser filled with pictures, not to mention that she also has numerous...
June 06, 2018
This episode marks the end of our two-part special on Roman Catholic Women Priests. We follow the story of Diane Dougherty, former nun and ordained Priest at First Metropolitan Church. Transcript: Pa Ying: “I always wondered why there were no women at the altar, only men.” -Sr Leticia Rawles...
June 05, 2018
As the days go by, I am starting to feel a much stronger connection with Sister Eleanor. Sister El has the most positive view on life. She always has a beautiful smile on her face, and it motivates me every day to smile more. I would usually go to Sister El’s house after my physics lab, which...
May 30, 2018
It always is a bit intimidating to realize just how much time has passed. The seasons in Michigan have been changing rapidly, and along with it a series of endings for many of the projects I have been working on, Sister Story being one of them. In the reflection of the experience, I have realized...
May 25, 2018
The first time  I met with Sister Susie after we were paired up felt like catching up with an old friend.  We instantly bonded over our love for our families and our passion for education, specifically at the elementary level.  While talking with Sister Susie about her life, I...