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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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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
May 29, 2014
World Traveler is a film by Briana Berner about her experience with Sister Paulette Pass, SSND during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St.... Read More
Community, Education
May 28, 2014
Sister Vicky Larson, PBVM offers advice for women considering: "A woman who was discerning once said to me that she didn't think she could follow... Read More
Prayer
May 27, 2014
Potter Jean is a film by Lily Jacobson about her experience with Sister Jean Nelson, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St.... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 27, 2014
Sister Paulette Pass, SSND addresses our need to empathize and care for one another as she discusses her dreams and visions for the church and the... Read More
Community, Education
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what compelled her to become a sister: “We loved Santa Cruz, which was like paradise, and we moved to Oakland. We... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what work she does in her ministry: “[The order] was initiated by Father Charles McCarthy, a friar from the... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Mary Catherine St. Martin, OP discusses some of the greatest blessings of religious life: “The number one greatest blessing was living with... Read More
Community, Education
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains what roles she has in her community: “The next thing that came along was preparation for the seven-hundredth... Read More
Community, Education
May 22, 2014
Worldview Alteration is a film by Alicia Beyer about her experience with Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at... Read More
Community, Education

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