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Lord is My Light Glass
November 05, 2014
The day finally arrived! Today I met Sister Misty for dinner.  I barely noticed the heavy 5 o’clock traffic due to the beautiful clear blue sky that seemed to be the road before me.  The recent change in weather, for me, not only signals the start of a new physical season but a new...
November 05, 2014
About a month ago, I had my interview with Sister Elsa. I was very pleased with how the interview turned out. Sister Elsa did more than just answer the questions. She told her story about the life of a sister. She told me about how she is a social worker and how she has helped people in many...
Sweet Honey in the Rock
November 03, 2014
The O'Shaughnessy auditorium filled up swiftly on October 16.  The audience quickly quieted as a smooth, sultry voice came over the speakers asking people to turn off their cell phones and walkmans and every listening device created before and after, as Sweet Honey will be taking the stage...
October 31, 2014
When I first came to St. Catherine University, I thought all Catholic sisters or nuns wore habits, were strict and try to force their religion onto others. These assumptions were made from watching television or movies that portrayed nuns as stuck-up women. These assumptions were totally wrong!...
October 30, 2014
I am an international student from Poland, and before I came to Minnesota, I knew I would have to have a job on campus, however, I did not expect to work as an oral historian! I like history, but I have never expected to be working as a historian, and especially that I would have to interview a...
October 29, 2014
Even though I am familiar with most of the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Sister Pearl was the exception. I had seen her around a couple of times, but she intimidated me. She seemed like she could be the president of the United States. She always appeared so professional, so...
Rosary
October 28, 2014
A few weeks ago, I got to meet the sisters who are participating in the oral-history project with us. Of course, I knew a few already because I have seen them on campus now and then. However, there were several I was not familiar with. They shared their stories with us, and I immediately realized I...
Sister Tanya Williams, OP
October 27, 2014
When I first met Sister Tanya from the Sinsinawa Congregation, one of my first impressions was that she was so friendly and lovely with me. She was always smiling and laughing during our conversation, which made me feel very comfortable with her. Not only was she so open explaining her life (since...
Skittles
October 22, 2014
Sister Barb and I have now met a grand total of three times and, while bonding over Skittles, fruit and gummy candy, we have learned quite a bit about each other. We both like to play cards and sing, however, unlike me, Sister Barb likes to bake. Sister Barb and her biological sister will be baking...
October 16, 2014
Prior to starting this project, I had thought very little about Catholic sisters or the role they play. The first time I met a Catholic sister was in college at St. Catherine University. Three sisters came and spoke in one of my classes, which really opened my mind as to what it means to be a...