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An ever-changing collection of videos, podcasts and articles exploring the surprising lives and moving truths of women religious.

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April 16, 2019
Despite attending Catholic school for nine years, from preschool to 8th grade, I never met any women religious. Even now, as a student at a Catholic... Read More
Community
April 15, 2019
Showcasing the breadth of religious life is a priority for Sister Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, and her alliance with the National Catholic Sisters Project... Read More
Community
April 12, 2019
More than 30 young women considering religious life gathered in San Antonio last month for a one-of-a-kind retreat. Titled Deep Encounter: Listening... Read More
Community
April 11, 2019
The third time I met with Sister Michael Ellen was during the week of the Midwest’s polar vortex, and it had taken a toll on every part of the... Read More
Community
April 10, 2019
One of the last questions I asked Sister Tereska in our interview was to have her talk about her hopes for women religious and any advice she has for... Read More
Community
April 10, 2019
We continue to hear buzz about the record-setting number of events held last month as part of National Catholic Sisters Week. One of those... Read More
Education
April 09, 2019
As the weeks of this semester have flown by, I have reflected on how deep my relationship with Sister Donna Jean has become. We have grown quite... Read More
Community
April 08, 2019
One of the topics I enjoyed discussing with Sister Mary Catherine was community life. She talked about how, as part of a community, she always knew... Read More
Community
April 03, 2019
While there are many words I would use to describe Sister Verona -- funny, quick-witted, compassionate and patient come to mind -- two particular... Read More
Community
April 01, 2019
Being born and raised in a Catholic family, I always felt great respect and admiration for Catholic Sisters. My grandmother would share how... Read More
Community, Prayer
March 28, 2019
Initially going into the SisterStory Project, I was not entirely sure what to expect. I had never met a Catholic sister before and I had no... Read More
Community
March 27, 2019
The first time I met Sister Tereska was at Marywood for a welcome dinner to introduce us students to the sisters we had been paired with. While I... Read More
Community
March 25, 2019
We sat at Sister Michael Ellen’s desk in the archives. I was watching a PowerPoint, and she paused on each slide to share some fun facts. It was a... Read More
Community
March 03, 2019
Two 20-something women have produced a documentary on women religious that will premiere March 8 to kick off National Catholic Sisters Week. It is... Read More
Community, Education
February 21, 2019
Produced for National Catholic Sisters Week 2019, Missions of Hope is an attempt at debunking misconceptions of women religious by showcasing... Read More
Community, Education
February 19, 2019
  Fiat: Let it be done to me as you have said! (Luke 1:38). Mary’s “yes” and her willingness to open herself to God’s invitation is a... Read More
Community
February 18, 2019
Sister Brenda Teresita Hernandez Valdes was only 30 when she ventured far from her native Mexico to begin a ministry in North Dakota. Joined by two... Read More
Community
February 05, 2019
As part of National Catholic Sisters Week, the Carmelite Sisters will host a retreat for teens preparing for the sacrament of confirmation. Funded by... Read More
Community
January 31, 2019
Art is an entryway into prayer, and the young women who attend Profundo Encuentro this March will be ushered along that path by a wise and gentle... Read More
Community
January 18, 2019
Preparations for the biggest National Catholic Sisters Week are underway. As the national campaign aimed at elevating women religious enters into its... Read More
Community

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