Prayer

January 26, 2017
This episode features the story of Julie McElmurry, founder of Franciscan Passages. Inspired by sisters and her commitment to providing aid to the poor, Julie created two documentaries showcasing the work done by sisters with missions helping the poor. She was able to accomplish this with a #...
January 05, 2017
Setting a New Year’s resolution may have become a dreaded or hackneyed cultural charge, but at its core, it is a spiritual exercise, an invitation to pause and reflect before the holiday train barrels right into a busy new year. Determining a resolution for the New Year – assessment and...
December 22, 2016
When I first met Sister Helen, I was nervous and had no idea what to expect. All I knew was her name and that she was a Catholic sister. We had spoken on the phone in order to set up our first meeting, but other than that I knew nothing about her and she knew nothing about me. When we first met...
December 16, 2016
This episode marks the return of Here's My Secret! While away, HMS has gone through a few changes, including Alicia Beyer handing over the production of HMS to Pa Ying Vang, from Curve Riders. In this episode we get to hear from Alicia Beyer about her journey at SisterStory, it's impact on her, and...
December 06, 2016
Sister Helen has a passion for history and really loves it. She graduated from Rosemont College and majored in history. Mother Lawrence also played a role in her desire to major in history due to her classes and how she taught. Sister Helen explained that when Mother Lawrence spoke, it was like...
December 06, 2016
Catholic sisters spread love all around by putting it into action and lifting it into prayer. As part of National Catholic Sisters Week, we often celebrate the way they live out the Gospel amid neighbors in need. Perhaps harder to spotlight is the twin pillar to those noble deeds: quiet prayer,...
December 01, 2016
Overall, SisterStory project was a really great experience for me. Other than the program not being even longer than it already is, I have no complaints. For one thing, I learned a lot about the Catholic faith. I feel as though I have a much better understanding of the religion and those who...
November 29, 2016
Prayer is an important part of Sister Helen's life.  When I first met with her and Haley we talked about prayer.  She showed us a stapled together "pamphlet" of sorts with all of the dates of deceased Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.  Every day Sister Helen opens the pamphlet...
November 18, 2016
I was raised Catholic but did not have much experience surrounded by sisters. I always thought that it was a very strict lifestyle and that there was not a lot of freedom to do as you please. However, I was completely wrong. Sister Helen informed me immensely on her choice to become a sister and...
October 06, 2016
As the Year of Mercy nears its conclusion, Pope Francis is urging women religious to keep writing the Gospel of mercy. By all accounts, they are. Catholic sisters are “living writers of the Gospel,” the pope said during a recent Mass. That means they help bring about a church that “goes into the...