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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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July 19, 2018
Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, speaks of her experience of being called to join the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Sr. Walter serves as the Vice... Read More
Community, Education
July 19, 2018
La Hna. Walter Maher, CCVI, habla de su experiencia de cuando fue llamada a unirse a las Hermanas de la Caridad del Verbo Encarnado. Hna. Walter... Read More
Community, Education
July 18, 2018
More than 70 people participated in an inaugural workshop that equipped teachers with the National Catholic Sisters Project’s acclaimed new... Read More
Education
July 16, 2018
As I looked over the photographs from our June curriculum workshop, I couldn’t help but see – over and over – all the smiles. Scattered among those... Read More
Community, Education
July 11, 2018
In this episode, we follow the story of Sr Dorothy Stang, a sister of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Warning: This episode contains audio... Read More
Community, Education
June 20, 2018
This episode was inspired by the viral images of the chainsaw-wielding nun; we follow the stories of women religious who have worked/are working to... Read More
Community
June 13, 2018
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Después de haber entrevistado a Sor Vivien... Read More
Community
June 12, 2018
School is officially out for the summer, bringing new opportunities for travel. For the NCSW staff in Minneapolis, a favorite travel spot is majestic... Read More
Community
June 11, 2018
The other day Sister Susie had me over at her apartment to look through photos to pick out for our SisterStory presentation. I must say, Sister Susie... Read More
Community
June 06, 2018
This episode marks the end of our two-part special on Roman Catholic Women Priests. We follow the story of Diane Dougherty, former nun and ordained... Read More
Community
June 05, 2018
As the days go by, I am starting to feel a much stronger connection with Sister Eleanor. Sister El has the most positive view on life. She always... Read More
Community
May 30, 2018
It always is a bit intimidating to realize just how much time has passed. The seasons in Michigan have been changing rapidly, and along with it a... Read More
Community
May 25, 2018
The first time  I met with Sister Susie after we were paired up felt like catching up with an old friend.  We instantly bonded over our... Read More
Community
May 25, 2018
When I first applied to the SisterStory Program, I was highly intrigued yet confused. Most of my friends applied to be a part of this program, so I... Read More
Community, Education
May 24, 2018
SisterStory has been a great experience. I feel very honored by and grateful for this amazing opportunity to work with Sister Lena. It is almost the... Read More
Community, Education
May 24, 2018
As my time with Sister Susie is coming to a close, I have been thinking about how much she has impacted my life in such a short period of time. At... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 23, 2018
This episode is the first of a two part series on Roman Catholic Women Priest (RCWP). In this episode, we follow the story of Sr Letitia Rawles, ex-... Read More
Community
May 22, 2018
When I was finally able to meet with Sister Eleanor, I was extremely excited. After our meeting, I discovered that she and I are similar but... Read More
Education
May 16, 2018
Today I looked at photo albums. No matter your age, photo albums are always a trip down memory lane. They are a preservation of an instant, a... Read More
Community
May 16, 2018
As the semester comes to a close, I have begun to reflect on the SisterStory independent-study course. At Aquinas College, Dr. Dunham Strand,... Read More
Education

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