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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 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
December 12, 2018
I am pleased to announce that we will, yet again, be offering two NCSW Event in a Box opportunities free of charge to our community this year! The... Read More
Community, Education
December 12, 2018
I am so pleased to announce that this year, we will be unveiling a new initiative: a virtual, national NCSW Book Club! This Book Club offers the... Read More
Community, Education
December 08, 2018
In response to a wellspring of interest, the vocation discernment retreat hosted by the National Catholic Sisters Project next March has been opened... Read More
Community, Education
December 06, 2018
EDITOR'S NOTE  Sister Marichui Bringas, CCVI, who directs the Hispanic outreach of the National Catholic Sisters Project, Vocaciones Hispanas... Read More
Community
December 06, 2018
El Miércoles 21 de Noviembre 2018 a las 4:30 a.m. inicie mi camino (San Antonio, Texas) para recoger a otra hermana y salir juntas hacia El Paso,... Read More
Community
December 04, 2018
Making it to daily Mass has been a bit more challenging of late with the current lack of priests serving our home for the elderly and disabled. We go... Read More
Community, Prayer
November 05, 2018
When I was still in grade school and attended Mass at St. Joe’s in West St. Paul, Minn., we started using the “Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations... Read More
Community, Prayer
November 04, 2018
The Catholic Church is now celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week, backed by the National Catholic Sisters Project. The weeklong celebration,... Read More
Education
October 15, 2018
I had the privilege of interviewing a 101-year-old Catholic sister earlier this year. Her lucid mind and smooth skin stunned me. Sister Marguerite... Read More
Community

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