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Lord is My Light Glass
November 05, 2014
The day finally arrived! Today I met Sister Misty for dinner.  I barely noticed the heavy 5 o’clock traffic due to the beautiful clear blue... Read More
Community, Prayer
November 04, 2014
Growing up, I was not religious. However, when I visited my grandmother, I went to church. I haven't been in a church in more than nine years, so as... Read More
Sweet Honey in the Rock
November 03, 2014
The O'Shaughnessy auditorium filled up swiftly on October 16.  The audience quickly quieted as a smooth, sultry voice came over the speakers... Read More
Community, Prayer
October 31, 2014
When I first came to St. Catherine University, I thought all Catholic sisters or nuns wore habits, were strict and try to force their religion onto... Read More
Community, Education
October 30, 2014
I am an international student from Poland, and before I came to Minnesota, I knew I would have to have a job on campus, however, I did not expect to... Read More
October 29, 2014
Even though I am familiar with most of the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, Sister Pearl was the exception. I had seen her around a... Read More
Community, Education
October 28, 2014
Written with Sister Kathy Lundwall, SCSJA When young women considering religious life today are asked about their concerns, they say obedience.... Read More
October 28, 2014
A few weeks ago, I got to meet the sisters who are participating in the oral-history project with us. Of course, I knew a few already because I have... Read More
Community, Education
Sister Tanya Williams, OP
October 27, 2014
When I first met Sister Tanya from the Sinsinawa Congregation, one of my first impressions was that she was so friendly and lovely with me. She was... Read More
Community, Education
October 22, 2014
Sister Barb and I have now met a grand total of three times and, while bonding over Skittles, fruit and gummy candy, we have learned quite a bit... Read More
Community, Education
Sister Misty Garriga, CDP
October 17, 2014
Hot off the press: I have been paired up with Sister Misty Garriga, a contemporary woman, who recently professed her vows and calls the Congregation... Read More
October 16, 2014
Prior to starting this project, I had thought very little about Catholic sisters or the role they play. The first time I met a Catholic sister was in... Read More
October 15, 2014
I meet Sister Kathy McLaughlin for the first time. That morning I meet her in her apartment in Carondelet Village right next to campus. I arrived... Read More
October 14, 2014
I was raised Roman Catholic and grew up going to Mass every weekend.  Even though I was raised Catholic, I was not sure what to expect... Read More
October 13, 2014
Anxious energy had me up early as I prepared to meet the sisters and the other students participating in this amazing opportunity to be involved with... Read More
October 07, 2014
On the 17th of September, with no sense of control over my course work or homework, I found myself en route to campus ministry.  I had been to... Read More
October 06, 2014
I had the privilege to meet Sister Barb Thomalla late one evening in front of the bookstore on Saint Kate’s campus. Dressed simply in a T-shirt and... Read More
September 09, 2014
I want to thank Sr. Maria Luisa, Saint Joseph Sisters of Mexico. Despite my family chaos, she kept me in school. She made sure I graduated. Here I... Read More
Community, Education
September 09, 2014
Growing up in a household that wasn't Roman Catholic, and finding out only recently why my parents chose to send me to a Catholic Junior High/High... Read More
Community, Education
August 29, 2014
When Sister Angela at Carondelet Village led me to meet Sister Mary Mark for the first time, I had no idea what to anticipate. Entering the room, we... Read More

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