Community

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...
April 25, 2018
This episode is in honor of the lives of the four Sisters from the Missionaries of Charities who lost their lives in the midst of the Yemen crisis in 2016. Transcript: Pa Ying: “Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of...
April 24, 2018
Sister Helen and I meet once a week, every Monday at 1:30 pm. After we finished the recording process with one another, we continued to meet, both eager to continue a connection we felt was only growing stronger. In those moments, I come as I am. Some weeks I am too sick to meet, and Sister Helen...
April 23, 2018
March was a busy and blessed month! It was an honor and privilege to interview Sister Bernice. Before the interview, Sister Bernice showed me pictures and newspaper clippings from her time in New Mexico. She was beaming with pride, joy, and love for her communities and parishes. I am eager for...
April 18, 2018
I always look forward to the changing of seasons. Even this year, in Minnesota, where we just got 15” of snow on April 15th. Spring is a time of renewal, and for those of us at the National Catholic Sisters Week offices, it is a time to reflect back upon NCSW 2018 and to look forward to NCSW 2019...