Community

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...
May 22, 2014
Worldview Alteration is a film by Alicia Beyer about her experience with Sister Joan Mitchell, 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
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains what roles she has in her community: “The next thing that came along was preparation for the seven-hundredth anniversary of the founding of our order in Assisi, Italy. So I started giving talks—because that was my graduate field—on the early Franciscan, the...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses how her family reacted to her decision to become a sister: “We were just changing from all Latin in the monastery to the vernacular: English. But we didn’t have any [English] hymns, or music. So we had to borrow. One of the things I learned to do, with the young...
May 22, 2014
Sister Mary Catherine St. Martin, OP discusses some of the greatest blessings of religious life: “The number one greatest blessing was living with other sisters. Sharing community life with them and getting to know them very well, and then learning from them. When I first went out we didn’t have...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains how her vocation has shaped her life: “There was a particular friar there who was very helpful to me, sending me books. And I started reading passionately: theology, scripture, ecclesiology; all of those things. It was just wonderfully exciting to me, to open up...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what compelled her to become a sister: “We loved Santa Cruz, which was like paradise, and we moved to Oakland. We were in East Oakland, a poor area at that time. Poor Germans, poor Irish. But we had the Franciscan friars. Previous to starting at Saint Elizabeth’s...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, speaks about starting a monastery and the reactions of her friends and family: “We started a monastery for African women. [That] was the whole purpose. And that came out of Vatican II, where they said that the church was not fully formed until you had: the ministering...
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what work she does in her ministry: “[The order] was initiated by Father Charles McCarthy, a friar from the conventual of friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province that is based in Indiana. He worked with a group called The Acts Mission. It stood for the Acts of...
May 21, 2014
From the first day I walked into the St Catherine Campus I had a lot in my mind. I was thinking these women are way off my reach. The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet are role models to many women. It is a privilege to be part of the St Kate’s as it is enriching both historically and I believe...