Education

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...
May 02, 2018
Sister Lena and I have not been meeting as often as we would like to because we have both been very busy. We have a great time when we see each other. Sister Lena always asks how I am doing in school and how my work and volunteering are going. Last time we met at her house, and we had so much...
April 30, 2018
Sister Lena and I have been meeting at least twice a month. Meetings with her have been very fun and educational. I have learned much more about her background, and she has learned a lot about me also. The first time I met with Sister Lena she showed me around her house. We had a very nice, long...
April 26, 2018
When I first saw the email about the SisterStory project, I was very excited. I applied within 10 minutes after it was sent out. I did not know much about the Catholic faith. The only knowledge I had came from my friends who identify as Catholic. I was always confused between the concept of a...
April 18, 2018
I always look forward to the changing of seasons. Even this year, in Minnesota, where we just got 15” of snow on April 15th. Spring is a time of renewal, and for those of us at the National Catholic Sisters Week offices, it is a time to reflect back upon NCSW 2018 and to look forward to NCSW 2019...