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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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Candle
October 13, 2014
Anxious energy had me up early as I prepared to meet the sisters and the other students participating in this amazing opportunity to be involved with... Read More
Community
October 07, 2014
On the 17th of September, with no sense of control over my course work or homework, I found myself en route to campus ministry.  I had been to... Read More
Education
October 06, 2014
I had the privilege to meet Sister Barb Thomalla late one evening in front of the bookstore on Saint Kate’s campus. Dressed simply in a T-shirt and... Read More
Education
September 09, 2014
I want to thank Sr. Maria Luisa, Saint Joseph Sisters of Mexico. Despite my family chaos, she kept me in school. She made sure I graduated. Here I... Read More
Community, Education
September 09, 2014
Growing up in a household that wasn't Roman Catholic, and finding out only recently why my parents chose to send me to a Catholic Junior High/High... Read More
Community, Education
August 29, 2014
When Sister Angela at Carondelet Village led me to meet Sister Mary Mark for the first time, I had no idea what to anticipate. Entering the room, we... Read More
Prayer
August 10, 2014
Sixteen years ago Sister Mary Mark read an ad in a national Catholic newsletter seeking people willing to correspond with prisoners on death row. She... Read More
Community, Prayer
August 08, 2014
God Bless is a film by Xee Her about her experiences with Sister Margaret McGuirk, OP during the Spring of 2014.
Community, Education
July 24, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee lives in Carondelet Village. She has been travelling to different places and therefore she only returned to live with the... Read More
Community
July 24, 2014
"You've asked me to describe myself in about three minutes. Well, to start with I have to say I am an introvert. As I think you alreay know I was an... Read More
Community
July 24, 2014
Sister Catherine enjoys spending time in nature, to be amongst plants, water and animals. She reads a book, observes, and relaxes in the peace that... Read More
Prayer
Peace
July 23, 2014
Being around Sister Mary makes my day better. When I walk into Sister Mary’s apartment, I feel at ease. Her warm smile and the natural lighting of... Read More
Community, Prayer
July 07, 2014
"Loving everybody. You can always find something good in people". Sister Betty Mckenzie, CSJ has been an activist and participant in peace movements... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
June 30, 2014
Spiritual Direction is a film by Laura Crepeau and Helen Garcia about their experiences with Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ during the Spring of 2014... Read More
Community, Prayer
June 27, 2014
Woman of Character is a film by Anna Shilongo about her experience with Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project... Read More
Community, Prayer
June 27, 2014
I am a girl of logic. What I mean by this is that I enjoy numbers, procedure and think analytically by nature. I have never been especially... Read More
Community
June 16, 2014
Freed of typical documentary structure, Tanell Green shares a story of Sister Beth Lynn, OSC via spoken word and imagery of her community. Sister... Read More
Community, Prayer
June 10, 2014
"What does ice cream and popcorn have to do with vocation?" Sister Vicky's favorite part about being a sister was her way into community and how they... Read More
Community
June 01, 2014
"I was surprised how normal sisters are." It was important to Sister Vicky that with the holyness and mystique of sisters also comes the normalness... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 30, 2014
Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ, speaks about when she felt the call: “That interest in becoming a sister stemmed from my early childhood. But then, as... Read More
Community, Prayer

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