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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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January 06, 2015
As a second-year student at Our Lady of the Lake University, I had bumped into Sister Joyce before but I had never had the opportunity to sit down... Read More
Education
January 05, 2015
Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ describes what religious life is life for her: “Picking up on some things I’ve already said, I would say that religious... Read More
Education, Prayer
January 05, 2015
Meeting my sister was fun. She is reserved and funny. I suppose that we were both nervous because we laughed a lot. I enjoyed getting to know her... Read More
Community
January 05, 2015
Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ discusses she thinks the role of women religious is in the 21st century: “I think women religious have an opportunity.... Read More
Community, Prayer
January 05, 2015
Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ discusses her community's symbol: “For myself, I have a personal symbol, and I’m wearing it. When I made my first... Read More
Community, Education
January 05, 2015
Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ discusses special people that have influenced her spiritual life: “I think of poets, particularly. I think of Emily... Read More
Education, Prayer
January 05, 2015
Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ discusses a gratifying experience she had working in her ministry: “One of them has been developing a retreat called ‘... Read More
Community, Education
December 29, 2014
Meeting the Catholic sisters involved in our oral-history project was such an honor. To be in a room full of women who have made it their life’s... Read More
Community
December 24, 2014
All About Love is a film by Za'Nia Coleman about her experiences with Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP during the Fall of 2014 oral history project at St.... Read More
Community
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what the symbol of her community is: “Here’s the deal: I’m very proud of being a nun. I think it’s... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what the vow of poverty means to her" “We make the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Is it okay... Read More
Community, Education
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what the vow of chastity means to her: “Second vow is the vow of chastity. This one is even more... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 23, 2014
I am not Catholic, nor have I ever identified as Catholic, so naturally, I do not have a lot of knowledge of the religion or its followers. The only... Read More
Community
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what the vow of obedience means to her: “Obedience [is] probably the toughest of all. None of us is too... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what her most gratifying work has been in her ministry: “I think teaching college theology. I taught... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
December 23, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ discusses what changes she experienced with Vatican II: “Well, it changed a lot. I wore the habit for ten years—... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 19, 2014
What happens when the subject turns the camera on you and starts asking questions. Za'Nia Coleman found out as Sister Elaine LaCanne, OP did that... Read More
Community, Education
December 19, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB discusses things about religious life that surprised her: “I think you see the sisters from the outside. Once you... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 19, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB discusses some of the changes she experienced with Vatican II: “Something else that happened as a result of Vatican II... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 19, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB discusses her thoughts on Pope Francis: “He was more than a breath of fresh air. His concern for the poor, and the... Read More
Community, Prayer

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