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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...
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.