Community

October 15, 2014
I meet Sister Kathy McLaughlin for the first time. That morning I meet her in her apartment in Carondelet Village right next to campus. I arrived at Carondelet 10 minutes before I was supposed to meet her and I only knew her room number. I was sure glad I gave myself that leeway because I hate...
October 14, 2014
I was raised Roman Catholic and grew up going to Mass every weekend.  Even though I was raised Catholic, I was not sure what to expect as I drove towards Sister Marie's home. We had sisters at the church I attended growing up, but I never spoke to them.  ...
Candle
October 13, 2014
Anxious energy had me up early as I prepared to meet the sisters and the other students participating in this amazing opportunity to be involved with the oral history project SisterStory.  Our first encounter started by celebrating Mass in the Annunciation Chapel. The chapel was sparsely...
September 09, 2014
I want to thank Sr. Maria Luisa, Saint Joseph Sisters of Mexico. Despite my family chaos, she kept me in school. She made sure I graduated. Here I am 30 years later, a professed Sister with the Sisters of the Divine Savior, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wherever you are Sister Maria Luisa, thank you...
September 09, 2014
Growing up in a household that wasn't Roman Catholic, and finding out only recently why my parents chose to send me to a Catholic Junior High/High School in 1972, it is a story that made an impact on my life! I have so many Nuns as friends in a number of Congregations; and sadly, a number of my...
August 10, 2014
Sixteen years ago Sister Mary Mark read an ad in a national Catholic newsletter seeking people willing to correspond with prisoners on death row. She enrolled in the program and was connected to three prisoners in various Southern states. She developed close relationships with them, sharing her...
August 08, 2014
God Bless is a film by Xee Her about her experiences with Sister Margaret McGuirk, OP during the Spring of 2014.
July 24, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee lives in Carondelet Village. She has been travelling to different places and therefore she only returned to live with the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet Village lately. This is where her community lives; it’s here where she feels at home. She is happy to finally be home...
July 24, 2014
"You've asked me to describe myself in about three minutes. Well, to start with I have to say I am an introvert. As I think you alreay know I was an only child. I have no sisters or brothers and therefore I have no nieces or nephews. Since I grew up alone - my father died when I was eight years old...
Peace
July 23, 2014
Being around Sister Mary makes my day better. When I walk into Sister Mary’s apartment, I feel at ease. Her warm smile and the natural lighting of her modest yet comfortable home change my mood instantly. Let me try to explain why I think this happens. Every day I wake up around 7:00 am, go...