Community

December 13, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB has great respect for the community with which she lives. During her life it has given hope and love as a foundational home as well as place of lives connecting and growing together. In this film she takes her partner, Parrin Lenander-Tholo, on a tour, highlighting some...
December 12, 2014
Community is of utmost importance to Sister Marie Fujan, OSB; who has found her home in the walls and amongst the people of St. Paul’s Monastery. In this film Kristina takes us on a brief tour to highlight its walls and provide glimpses of its comfort.
December 11, 2014
When I began to think about making my creative video for the SisterStory project, I was a bit nervous. I am not tech savvy at all and don't know much about video editing, but I bravely pushed forward! As Sister Barb was going to be participating in a bake sale with her biological sister, I...
December 10, 2014
For Sister Tanya, playing the clarinet is her passion. She began to play the clarinet when she was 7-years-old. At first she wanted to play the flute, but she found it very difficult to make sound out of, so she decided to play the clarinet instead. She began to practice in earnest after being...
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses what the vow of obedience means to her: “My statement about obedience was: to listen to God’s will for me as it reveals itself in persons or events in my life. And I thought, ‘that’s really been true.’ As I have encountered a difficult decision about:...
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses theology and religious life: "Well throughout school a Catholic theology education, uh, earlier, earlier on it was that of pre-Vatican II. But I’m at that place now that, at the age it was just a part of my life for a short period of time. So as a young girl,...
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses a challenge she experienced in religious life: “At our chapter meetings—which is a meeting of all of the sisters together—during the 1980’s and 1990’s, we often met every year. So someone would bring forth an idea, let’s say, to do our selection of leaders...
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses her experience studying at St. Catherine University:  “Sense of community, that’s my largest experience. Also, there’s a beauty on this campus that unless--I mean all of the students, you know what it’s like, this campus is beautiful. So I still love...
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses a blessing she experienced in religious life: “The greatest blessing for me has been the opportunity for personal growth. I would say a lot of that personal growth has come through spiritual direction, and I think if I had not been a sister, I probably...
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses what she finds most gratifying of working in her ministry: “My most gratifying work is… the work I’m doing now. As an employment counselor, my title is Employment Specialist, I work with a non-profit four days a week and I also work with, men primarily, but...