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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 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
December 19, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB discusses what the role of women religious is in the 21st century: “The role of women religious is going to continue... 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 18, 2014
The three vows: poverty, chastity and obedience. To the average woman, committing her life to living by these vows doesn’t seem like fun. However, to... Read More
Community, Education
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses how religious life and politics work together: [Reading quote]: "'I am not willing to admit that being... Read More
Community, Education
December 17, 2014
The best way for Morgaine to reflect on her experience with Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ was abstractly through pictures. In this film she provides... Read More
Community
December 17, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses joy in her ministry: “I’ve done some tutoring in the neighborhood. I was walking the street, and ran into... Read More
Community, Education
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses how her community shifted from wearing habits to regular clothing: “With the change from Vatican II, they were... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses how sisters are just like everyone else: “My mother, bless her heart, she arranged for [them to stay] in the... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses the changes she experienced with Vatican II: “[Of] our first six sisters, only one was literate. They... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses what discernment means to her: “Realize that the whole of religious life—and really of any life—needs to be a... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Editor's note: Morgaine opted for an artistic, briefer format than a typical blog post to reflect on the creative projects she and her peers... Read More
Education
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses a challenge she experienced in her ministry: “I was first missioned to [the Academy of] Holy Angels in…I... Read More
Community, Education
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses what she believes is the role of women religious in the 21st century: “I think the biggest thing that we have to... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 17, 2014
Sister Florence Steichen, CSJ discusses what charism means in her community: “I didn’t know that word then, I didn’t pay attention—[but] I liked... Read More
Community, Prayer

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