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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 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, shares about a time she was in love: “I entered in 1958. It was around 1967 that one of my boyfriends, who had entered the... Read More
Education, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses how her family reacted to her decision to become a sister: “We were just changing from all Latin in the monastery... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains how her vocation has shaped her life: “There was a particular friar there who was very helpful to me, sending me... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
May 22, 2014
This short documentary introduces SisterStory oral historian Louise Edwards-Simpson by chronicling her interview with Tanell Green on the St.... Read More
Education
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, speaks about starting a monastery and the reactions of her friends and family: “We started a monastery for African women. [... Read More
Community
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses how time has affected her faith: “It’s probably getting stronger as we’re reaching the end of our earthly... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses the changes her community went through with the habit: “It was kind of a surprise to sisters there. I was... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 21, 2014
In this inaugural episode of SisterStory Presents: Tanell Green; a St. Catherine University student and Spring 2014 oral historian, brings... Read More
Community
May 21, 2014
Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ, speaks about moments in life that give her hope : “I had to preach on March 19th, which is The Feast of St. Joseph. We... Read More
Prayer
May 21, 2014
Community is of great importance for Sister Mary Catherine St. Martin, OP and her commitment as a Sinsinawa Dominican has allowed for continued... Read More
Community
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ offers some guidance for young women who may be interested in learning more about women religious: “Get to know some... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ offers some guidance for young women who may be interested in learning more about women religious: “Get to know some... Read More
Community
May 21, 2014
Written with Sister Mary Ewens, OP. I felt the call to become a sister when I was in first grade. So did many of my classmates; we all loved our... Read More
Prayer
May 21, 2014
Sister Catherine McNamee, CSJ discusses who she considered to be an influence in her ministry: “In high school...I studied at Catholic Central... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 21, 2014
From the first day I walked into the St Catherine Campus I had a lot in my mind. I was thinking these women are way off my reach. The Sisters of St... Read More
Community, Education
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

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