Education

First Impressions
March 06, 2014
I had, as I think most people do, preconceived ideas about what I thought sisters were like. I had heard a little about Sister Joan from a professor and about her feminist work and what she has done for women in the Catholic Church. I expected, well I'm not sure what I expected but Sister Joan is...
March 05, 2014
Sister Mary Frances, BVM, instilled in me a love of Shakespeare, which has has remained with me through my 60s. I can still recite the Macbeth soliloquy she made us memorize as freshmen: "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day...." -Virginia Pfeiffer Wilson (...
March 04, 2014
Written with Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM  A hush fell over Gentile Arena last night as I stepped up to the microphone and led the packed stadium in prayer. “Good and gracious God,” I said, glancing up at a sea of maroon and gold, “yes, we all know the Shockers of Wichita State. Yes...
Sister Betty McKenzie, CSJ
March 04, 2014
It was Good Friday and the year was 1986. A particularly energized protest was taking place at the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis and Sister Betty Mckenzie proudly added her voice and actions to the project, which waged a civil disobedience campaign for decades against the company's armaments...
March 04, 2014
I think I should start off by stating that I am not religious. I was brought up a devout Christian and, for reasons that are neither here nor there, I am now more spiritual. So I guess the most obvious question would be why am I a part of this project in the first place? Well I think I joined this...
March 03, 2014
Written with Sister Maria Veritas Marks, OP As I stood at the microphone, gazing out at the crimson-flecked multitude seated expectantly below me in Harvard Yard, I little dreamed that the speech I was about to declaim would soon be ricocheting around the blogosphere. The media attention...
March 03, 2014
Written with Sister Andrea Dixon, SC Reflected in my mirror is the face of a woman nearly seven decades old. She has short, salt-and-pepper hair and wrinkles around her smile. I laugh with her, because, on me, 70 looks pretty vibrant. As I approach this milestone birthday, I don’t think of...