Education

March 12, 2014
I had started at University as Pre-Nursing when I was asked if I would like to go to a program off campus with one of the Sisters. I said yes and a couple days later found myself in a car with Sr. Victoria Marie, who is a nursing instructor. She preceded to ask questions about why I wanted to be a...
March 10, 2014
Yesterday we had our very first training session for the project. But I’ll get to that part later. More importantly we were all given schedules with the names of our assigned Sisters and their contact information. I didn’t know we were getting that information yet, so I was taken a bit by surprise...
March 07, 2014
I am a product of Catholic schooling, luckily enough to have had nuns all but one year. The experience that I had was a loving one, great memories and even a better education due to these wonderful women. Frankly, my experience in school framed my faith and that was due to the nuns. I recently...
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 (...
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 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...
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...
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...