Community

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...
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...