Education

May 25, 2018
When I first applied to the SisterStory Program, I was highly intrigued yet confused. Most of my friends applied to be a part of this program, so I decided I wanted to get involved as well. On the first day, we got to meet all the sisters who are part of the program. I was extremely nervous...
May 24, 2018
SisterStory has been a great experience. I feel very honored by and grateful for this amazing opportunity to work with Sister Lena. It is almost the end of the semester, and I am a bit sad that this will be over. However, Sister Lena and I will always keep in touch. The past five months have...
May 22, 2018
When I was finally able to meet with Sister Eleanor, I was extremely excited. After our meeting, I discovered that she and I are similar but different. For starters, Sister Eleanor’s baptismal name is Eleanor but her religious name was Sister Daniel Anne. Anne is the nickname all my friends from...
May 16, 2018
As the semester comes to a close, I have begun to reflect on the SisterStory independent-study course. At Aquinas College, Dr. Dunham Strand, Professor Chamberlain, and Sister Barbara Hansen worked with my fellow classmate, Marissa, and me to take what we had learned throughout the course and apply...
May 15, 2018
Education has been a passion for Sister Susie since she was young.  She attended Catholic school for the duration of her childhood spanning through her teenage years. She went on to attend both Caldwell University and Seton Hall University, where she obtained multiple degrees. She has had a...
May 10, 2018
I have a friend whose parents were born and raised in an impoverished ward of Jersey City. When they learned that I attended Caldwell University, they laughed and shared with me their stories of attending Catholic school there. (The Sisters of St. Dominic founded many primary and secondary Catholic...
May 09, 2018
This episode is dedicated to the works of Sr Agnes Foley, CSJ and her journey with Learning in Style. Transcript: Pa Ying: I am a first generation born Hmong American who recently graduated with my Bachelor in Biology. After the graduation ceremony, my grandmother told us she wanted to be...
May 08, 2018
Last week of March was all about the preparation for the interview. My friend Anwar and I conducted the interview on Friday, March 30. We interviewed both sisters on the same day. We arrived at Sister Lena’s apartment at 9 a.m., where she and Sister Eleanor were waiting for us with breakfast and...
May 07, 2018
My father always told me, "Never ever be a pessimist!" I have not been so good at following this advice. Today we like to confuse cynicism and pessimism for realism, and I am one to do so every now and then when it hurts too much to hope. Sister Alice is the opposite: an unfailingly...
May 04, 2018
Oral history offers a primary perspective of history that is unmatched by any other type of resource. With a writing, you can garner some essence of that person, of her life and perspective and experiences, but only with interpretation and patience. Pictures can only capture an instant. But people...