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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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June 27, 2014
I am a girl of logic. What I mean by this is that I enjoy numbers, procedure and think analytically by nature. I have never been especially... Read More
Community
June 16, 2014
Freed of typical documentary structure, Tanell Green shares a story of Sister Beth Lynn, OSC via spoken word and imagery of her community. Sister... Read More
Community, Prayer
June 10, 2014
"What does ice cream and popcorn have to do with vocation?" Sister Vicky's favorite part about being a sister was her way into community and how they... Read More
Community
June 01, 2014
"I was surprised how normal sisters are." It was important to Sister Vicky that with the holyness and mystique of sisters also comes the normalness... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 30, 2014
Sister Susan Oeffling, CSJ, speaks about when she felt the call: “That interest in becoming a sister stemmed from my early childhood. But then, as... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 29, 2014
World Traveler is a film by Briana Berner about her experience with Sister Paulette Pass, SSND during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St.... Read More
Community, Education
May 28, 2014
Sister Vicky Larson, PBVM offers advice for women considering: "A woman who was discerning once said to me that she didn't think she could follow... Read More
Prayer
May 27, 2014
Potter Jean is a film by Lily Jacobson about her experience with Sister Jean Nelson, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at St.... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 27, 2014
Sister Paulette Pass, SSND addresses our need to empathize and care for one another as she discusses her dreams and visions for the church and the... Read More
Community, Education
May 22, 2014
Worldview Alteration is a film by Alicia Beyer about her experience with Sister Joan Mitchell, CSJ during the Spring of 2014 oral history project at... Read More
Community, Education
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
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, 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
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 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what compelled her to become a sister: “We loved Santa Cruz, which was like paradise, and we moved to Oakland. We... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, discusses what work she does in her ministry: “[The order] was initiated by Father Charles McCarthy, a friar from the... Read More
Community, Prayer
May 22, 2014
Sister Mary Catherine St. Martin, OP discusses some of the greatest blessings of religious life: “The number one greatest blessing was living with... Read More
Community, Education
May 22, 2014
Sister Beth Lynn, OSC, explains what roles she has in her community: “The next thing that came along was preparation for the seven-hundredth... Read More
Community, Education
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

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