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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
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
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
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
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

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