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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 13, 2014
Sister Laverne Hudalla, OSB has great respect for the community with which she lives. During her life it has given hope and love as a foundational... Read More
Community
December 12, 2014
Community is of utmost importance to Sister Marie Fujan, OSB; who has found her home in the walls and amongst the people of St. Paul’s Monastery. In... Read More
Community
December 12, 2014
Someone that comes up often during my meetings with Sister Katherine is her third-grade teacher and the wonderful impression she made on her as a... Read More
Education
December 11, 2014
When I began to think about making my creative video for the SisterStory project, I was a bit nervous. I am not tech savvy at all and don't know much... Read More
Community, Education
December 10, 2014
For Sister Tanya, playing the clarinet is her passion. She began to play the clarinet when she was 7-years-old. At first she wanted to play the flute... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses the difference between profession and living a spiritual life: “First of all, I would say that religious... Read More
Community, Healthcare
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses the hopes she has for her community and for the future: “I would say my hope is that women religious would... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses when she considered a religious vocation: “The first time I considered it was when I was a little kid. I think... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses what the vow of chastity means to her: “The description for chastity was ‘to love all people who need to be... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses when she knew she wanted to be a sister: “It actually surprised me, many, many, years later. I first thought... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses what the vow of obedience means to her: “My statement about obedience was: to listen to God’s will for me... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses theology and religious life: "Well throughout school a Catholic theology education, uh, earlier, earlier on it... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses a challenge she experienced in religious life: “At our chapter meetings—which is a meeting of all of the... Read More
Community, Healthcare
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses her process of discernment: “I love that question because some people think and have said to me that ‘you... Read More
Education, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM discusses a blessing she experienced in religious life: “The greatest blessing for me has been the opportunity for... Read More
Community, Education
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses her experience studying at St. Catherine University:  “Sense of community, that’s my largest experience.... Read More
Community, Education
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses what she finds most gratifying of working in her ministry: “My most gratifying work is… the work I’m doing now... Read More
Community, Prayer
December 09, 2014
Sister Tanya Williams, OP discusses when she first started playing the clarinet: “I began playing the clarinet when I was 7 years-old. I wanted to... Read More
Community, Education
December 08, 2014
Every year Sister Barbara Thomalla, OSM participates in a community event, baking cookies as others share their crafts and come together in the... Read More
Education
December 06, 2014
I am happy to announce I have finished my creative video! It was neat to be able to make the video how I wanted it and I really liked the music that... Read More
Education

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