Community

July 07, 2014
"Loving everybody. You can always find something good in people". Sister Betty Mckenzie, CSJ has been an activist and participant in peace movements her entire life. In this film she recounts her time in prison and why it was an important thing to do. Transcript: “Peacework is important. I...
June 30, 2014
Spiritual Direction is a film by Laura Crepeau and Helen Garcia about their experiences with Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week...
June 27, 2014
Woman of Character is a film by Anna Shilongo about her experience with Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of NationalCatholicSistersWeek.org. Transcript:...
June 27, 2014
I am a girl of logic. What I mean by this is that I enjoy numbers, procedure and think analytically by nature. I have never been especially skilled musically, in writing, or in fine arts. So when I found out that we had to create a 5-minute video along with an oral history my heart almost...
June 16, 2014
Freed of typical documentary structure, Tanell Green shares a story of Sister Beth Lynn, OSC via spoken word and imagery of her community. Sister Beth was not always a sister; a fact Tanell Green understood newly when she realized Sister Beth had boyfriends and fell in love prior to choosing her...
June 10, 2014
"What does ice cream and popcorn have to do with vocation?" Sister Vicky's favorite part about being a sister was her way into community and how they asked her to be a part of the world with them. "One of my favorite parts is just getting to know sisters." Transcript: "Oh absolute favorite...
June 01, 2014
"I was surprised how normal sisters are." It was important to Sister Vicky that with the holyness and mystique of sisters also comes the normalness of being a human being with good days and bad days. "Jesus was fully human too." Transcript: “I was surprised how normal sisters are. [Laughs] I...
May 30, 2014
Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ, speaks about when she felt the call: “That interest in becoming a sister stemmed from my early childhood. But then, as I grew, even in grade school I remember having all of these fantasies about having a family and that really being my vocation. So that stayed with me...
May 29, 2014
World Traveler is a film by Briana Berner about her experience with Sister Paulette Pass, SSND during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St. Catherine University. Part of an ongoing project to support and promote the development of National Catholic Sisters Week. Transcript: Sister...
May 27, 2014
Sister Paulette Pass, SSND addresses our need to empathize and care for one another as she discusses her dreams and visions for the church and the world: “I think immigrants have an awful lot to teach us, because they come into a whole new way of life. They’re so utterly independent--I look at...