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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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May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses what inspired her to choose a religious life: “Some say that they’ve always wanted to be a sister: since... Read More
Community, Education
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses how she came to terms with choosing a life in which she would not have children: “I guess because I saw... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses what privileges she experienced as a sister: “One of the privileges I had at that point [that] a laywoman... Read More
Education, Prayer
May 19, 2014
Sister Carol, Thank you for inspiring me to be present, to try new things, and to laugh :). With much respect and admiration, Carla
Community
May 14, 2014
“I’ve had a good life,” Sister Mary says confidently with a slight smile on her face. She often looks up, probably reflecting on her experiences,... Read More
Education
May 08, 2014
Sister Jean Nelson, CSJ addresses the correlation between art and the spirit: "Being a potter--and I have said this before in a couple of other... Read More
Prayer
May 08, 2014
SisterStory is the ongoing story of National Catholic Sisters Week aimed at broadening awareness of Catholic sisters through the collection of oral... Read More
Community, Education
May 07, 2014
As I have been meeting with my sister, I have learned that she is not so fond of virtual communication. She does however appreciate the growth and... Read More
Community
Tanell Green at radio here
May 01, 2014
This past Thursday, I was graced by the presence of Oral Historian, Louise Edwards-Simpson. Louise Edwards-Simpson is also scholar of History and... Read More
Community
Sister Beth Hands
May 01, 2014
There are truly no words to describe how beautiful and meaningful interactions have been with my sister. With her bubbly bright spirit, loving energy... Read More
Community
April 23, 2014
Dear Sister Molua, You must be so proud! Thanks for inspiring me to do great things -- and for believing in me! You will live on forever in my... Read More
Education
Stained Glass Window
April 17, 2014
The clock ticked on past the time that I was expecting Paulette for dinner and I felt worried. Finally, just when I had made up my mind to call her,... Read More
Community
Window
April 14, 2014
I was definitely surprised by my interview with Sr. Joan. I really loved the whole process of the interview itself: the technical and the personal. I... Read More
Prayer
April 14, 2014
Thank you Sr. Anne for starting me on a wonderful journey and for your continued encouragement and support. Thank you Sr. Julie and Sr. Maxine for... Read More
Education
April 09, 2014
I was fortunate to have parents who wanted to provide their children with a good Catholic education. Because of Sister like you the tuitions was only... Read More
Education
Sister Betty McKenzie, CSJ
April 08, 2014
The light flowed through the window and illuminated the frail hands of Sister Betty Mckenzie as she continues to carefully describe her life to me. I... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
Scarf Girl
April 08, 2014
One particularly beautiful thing that I have noticed about talking with women religious is that they do not shy away from depth. So often in our... Read More
Community
Door Handle
April 08, 2014
It is a joy getting to know Sister Catherine. The more I learn about her life the more I would like to know and learn. As a sister of St Joseph... Read More
Community
Sisterly Love Poster Image
April 07, 2014
This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Sister Susan and Sister Jill of St. Joseph Crandolet on my radio show. RadioHere of St.... Read More
Community
April 07, 2014
Today I was thinking about what I knew about sisters before I started this project. The answer was not much. I had seen them before, sometimes in... Read More
Education

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