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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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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
May 15, 2018
Education has been a passion for Sister Susie since she was young.  She attended Catholic school for the duration of her childhood spanning... Read More
Community, Education
May 10, 2018
I have a friend whose parents were born and raised in an impoverished ward of Jersey City. When they learned that I attended Caldwell University,... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
May 09, 2018
This episode is dedicated to the works of Sr Agnes Foley, CSJ and her journey with Learning in Style. Transcript: Pa Ying: I am a first... Read More
Community, Education
May 09, 2018
When it comes to introducing young women to Catholic Sisters, we often hear a familiar arc. First, the young women express nervousness about the... Read More
Community
May 08, 2018
Last week of March was all about the preparation for the interview. My friend Anwar and I conducted the interview on Friday, March 30. We interviewed... Read More
Community, Education
May 08, 2018
Members of the Caldwell University community gathered together April 24 to celebrate the final Mass that would be held in the Mother Joseph Chapel... Read More
Community
May 07, 2018
My father always told me, "Never ever be a pessimist!" I have not been so good at following this advice. Today we like to confuse cynicism and... Read More
Community, Education
May 04, 2018
There are certain things Sister Alice has told me that have stuck with me -- particularly, her stories about the past. As we prepared for her... Read More
Community
May 04, 2018
Oral history offers a primary perspective of history that is unmatched by any other type of resource. With a writing, you can garner some essence of... Read More
Education
May 03, 2018
  The National Catholic Sisters Project is a dynamic, ever-evolving initiative, and Garrett Tiedemann is the creative genius behind the... Read More
Community
May 03, 2018
Celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week with Sister Susie was an experience I will never forget. Sister Susie, as well as the rest of the... Read More
Community
May 02, 2018
Sister Lena and I have not been meeting as often as we would like to because we have both been very busy. We have a great time when we see each other... Read More
Education
April 30, 2018
Sister Lena and I have been meeting at least twice a month. Meetings with her have been very fun and educational. I have learned much more about her... Read More
Education
April 26, 2018
When I first saw the email about the SisterStory project, I was very excited. I applied within 10 minutes after it was sent out. I did not know much... Read More
Community, Education
April 25, 2018
This episode is in honor of the lives of the four Sisters from the Missionaries of Charities who lost their lives in the midst of the Yemen crisis in... Read More
Community, Healthcare
April 24, 2018
Sister Helen and I meet once a week, every Monday at 1:30 pm. After we finished the recording process with one another, we continued to meet, both... Read More
Community
April 23, 2018
March was a busy and blessed month! It was an honor and privilege to interview Sister Bernice. Before the interview, Sister Bernice showed me... Read More
Community, Prayer

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