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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 29, 2019
Three things are holding Sarah Salazar back from religious life -- and a boyfriend is not one of them. The 24-year-old Chicago teacher broke up... Read More
Prayer
April 25, 2019
Teaching is an inherently spiritual exercise, sharpening students’ minds as it elevates their sense of worth. That’s how Sister Agnes Foley, CSJ,... Read More
Community, Education
April 24, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 23, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 22, 2019
In my conversations with Sister Mary Kay, I enjoyed learning about her family and its influence on a person's spirituality and life path. Sister Mary... Read More
Community, Education
April 22, 2019
Dr. Chris Samuel (religion teacher at St. Anthony’s Catholic HS in San Antonio) and Rosi Cortez (Director of Mission and Ministry at St. Anthony’s... Read More
Community, Education
April 19, 2019
Sister Verona and I recorded our interview a couple weeks ago, and since then, it seems like she and I have both breathed a big sigh of relief. Our... Read More
Community
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

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