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Bakery Sign
November 25, 2014
I set out to meet Sister Barb for her cookie bake sale on a snowy Saturday morning. Upon arriving, I was directed to a room filled with about six tables of "vendors." I was immediately in awe of the handiwork I saw. One woman had knitted a gorgeous collection of sweaters, hats and scarves to...
Black and White Books
November 14, 2014
The library has always beckoned me, invited me and welcomed me into its quiet, ordered world. The Sueltenfuss Library at Our Lady of the Lake University is one of the newest buildings here, but the architecture is beautifully crafted to imitate the campus’ original gothic-style structures....
November 06, 2014
My sister is one of the few people I have encountered who agrees there is a difference between spirituality and religion. One of the things we touched on in our discussion was that in today's society, Christianity as whole has many man-made rules that get in the way of one's connection with God....
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...