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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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December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses a challenge she experienced in her ministry: “I was first missioned to [the Academy of] Holy Angels in…I... Read More
Community, Education
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses what she believes is the role of women religious in the 21st century: “I think the biggest thing that we have to... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses what charism means in her community: “I didn’t know that word then, I didn’t pay attention—[but] I liked... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses a final though she has about what people should do: “I believe if we all would be devoted to discerning in our... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses how liberating Vatican II was for her: “So, Vatican II was very liberating. There were many other... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 16, 2014
 imagine! imagine! the wild and wondrous journeys still to be ours. The Grass Below is a film by Jawana Benton-Johns about her... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 16, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ has been long known for her presentation on the vow of celibacy; re-framing it as a vow of love for everyone rather... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses how her family reacted to becoming a Sister: “When I first decided to enter the community, my mother, who was... Read More
Education, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses what her grandchildren think: “My oldest daughter belongs to a Baptist church, a Born Again Christian church... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses her discernment and ministry: “Something emerged that I never expected. [I] never expected to be thinking... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses wearing the habit: “When I first entered the community, we all wore habits. Long black dresses with veils,... Read More
Community, Education
December 15, 2014
Working on the creative video has been much more satisfying than I anticipated. Initially, I was quite nervous about constructing this video. I... Read More
Education
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses spiritual life in the community: “We used to say the office together, when we had different hours of the day... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses the value in knowing one's neighbor: “When I first got here, to north Minneapolis, I was walking the... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses how she enjoys free time: “In my free time, if you don’t talk about doing service or being with your family,... Read More
Community, Education
December 15, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses her path to becoming a Sister: “As I got to be mid-year freshman, I knew. I knew I wanted to be a... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Every year Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM renews her vows. In 2014 Gina Giambruno captured the day of her renewal, talked to her about the process. and... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 14, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses the changes that came with Vatican II: “Even in our expression of the spirituality, because Vatican II was... Read More
Community, Education
December 14, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses the changes that came with Vatican II: “That’s when we started to study monasticism, and who St. Benedict really... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 13, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB has great respect for the community with which she lives. During her life it has given hope and love as a foundational... Read More
Community

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