Community

December 15, 2014
Every year Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM renews her vows. In 2014 Gina Giambruno captured the day of her renewal, talked to her about the process. and learned how each year is informed by her initial journey. Through the sharing of story and photography from the time, Sister Katherine highlights the...
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 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 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 Tanya Williams, OP discusses when she knew she wanted to be a sister: “It actually surprised me, many, many, years later. I first thought of it as a little girl. Thought of it again when I was in high school, when it was a very exciting time to be alive in the mid-sixties, in the South,...
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,...