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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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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 liberating Vatican II was for her: “So, Vatican II was very liberating. There were many other... Read More
Community, Prayer
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
December 17, 2014
Sister Marie Fujan, OSB discusses a final though she has about what people should do: “I believe if we all would be devoted to discerning in our... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 16, 2014
 imagine! imagine! the wild and wondrous journeys still to be ours. The Grass Below is a film by Jawana Benton-Johns about her... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 16, 2014
Sister Katherine McLaughlin, CSJ has been long known for her presentation on the vow of celibacy; re-framing it as a vow of love for everyone rather... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses how her family reacted to becoming a Sister: “When I first decided to enter the community, my mother, who was... Read More
Education, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Suzanne Herder, CSJ discusses what her grandchildren think: “My oldest daughter belongs to a Baptist church, a Born Again Christian church... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 15, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin, VHM discusses her discernment and ministry: “Something emerged that I never expected. [I] never expected to be thinking... Read More
Community, Prayer

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