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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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Chapel
January 15, 2015
She is an inspiration to me already. She confessed to me that when she was only five years old she knew that she wanted to be a nun. My first... Read More
Education
Sister Kathy and Rocky
January 13, 2015
As a result of enjoying a wonderful Christmas Party with the Sisters and Historians immediately following the finishing of my creative video, I had... Read More
Community, Education
January 12, 2015
During my interview with Sister Jane Ann Slater, I felt as if she had a calling to teach. I also sensed that she held a fondness and love for... Read More
Community
January 12, 2015
For Sister Tanya Williams, OP; the clarinet has been a way of connecting to her vows as a sister and spiritual life in both good times and bad. The... Read More
Education, Prayer
January 09, 2015
It has been two months since my last… blog. A little Catholic humor for you reading enjoyment. It's unusual for me to start anything with a... Read More
Prayer
January 08, 2015
The initial meeting where the students and the sisters met each other was not my first time I saw or met my sister. I remember when the new interim... Read More
Education
January 07, 2015
As I have mentioned before, Sister Pearl is a social worker, and I am a social-work major. Sister Pearl serves as the executive director of Quest... Read More
Community, Education
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 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
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
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 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

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