Community

December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses spiritual life in the community: “We used to say the office together, when we had different hours of the day that we said different prayers. And then we all went off to teach, or we all went off to the hospital. As the community changed in their roles in the...
December 14, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses the changes that came with Vatican II: “That’s when we started to study monasticism, and who St. Benedict really was. And how it could be that, in the 1900’s, we could be using the rule of someone who wrote it in the 5th and 6th century. To try to internalize...
December 14, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses the changes that came with Vatican II: “Even in our expression of the spirituality, because Vatican II was saying ‘Love is the strongest thing that you can live in life.’ And so, the heart of Christ is the expression of the love that God has for us. So...
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 the difference between profession and living a spiritual life: “First of all, I would say that religious life is a way of life. It’s not a profession. And I say that because many people at my work, or other people who ask me about religious life, really...
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses the hopes she has for her community and for the future: “I would say my hope is that women religious would continue to always be a voice for social change that helps all people be treated with dignity. When I think of the sisters—really, how religious...
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses when she considered a religious vocation: “The first time I considered it was when I was a little kid. I think I fell in love with the nuns, I think as many young girls do, when I was about seven or eight. I had a wonderful first grade teacher, had a wonderful...