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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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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
Sun Through Trees
April 05, 2014
Before coming to St. Kate’s I had very little direct contact with Catholicism. Most of what I knew about Catholics came from The Sound Of Music with... Read More
Community, Education
April 02, 2014
I'd like to thank Sister Mary Soher! We've worked together on the National Catholic Sisters Week project for 5 months now and I have learned so much... Read More
Community
March 31, 2014
Thank you Sister Pat, O.P. for always standing up for what is right, no matter the circumstances. It is because of women like you that we as students... Read More
Education
March 31, 2014
Sister Katherine Mullin of Visitation (aka SK2) has made an impact not only on our lives - but on the lives of many many children and families that... Read More
Community
March 28, 2014
Sister Vicky is wonderful. I am pleased by our meeting on Thursday. We met in the morning and went over the consent forms together where I answered... Read More
Community, Education, Prayer
March 24, 2014
Sister Vincent De Paul, a Grand Rapids Dominican taught me to love music. And Sister Rose Francis encouraged me to go to music school in New York... Read More
Education
March 19, 2014
Much has happened since I last wrote. For starters I met Sister Vicky last night. Let me backtrack to the beginning of my story. Before last night,... Read More
Community, Education
March 19, 2014
I am an alumnae of Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, Ohio. Sr. Maura Bartel was always an example of quiet strength and leadership, but she... Read More
Education
March 19, 2014
Sometimes actions speak louder than words, and this was certainly the case in my high school, Our Lady of the Elms in Akron, Ohio. Sr. Loyola Ernst,... Read More
Education
March 19, 2014
A special thanks to the most special person in the world, Sr. Kathy an IHM sister who took my infant son from me when he got too wiggly in church and... Read More
Education
March 13, 2014
Today I went to the Nun’s Life podcast with my sister and I can confidently say I have never met a group of women who are more beautiful... Read More
Community

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