When sisters celebrate

Celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week with Sister Susie was an experience I will never forget. Sister Susie, as well as the rest of the Dominican Sisters from around campus, came together for a special dinner in honor of this week. Upon arriving at the dinner, I was excited to see Sister Susie with all her other sisters. They had all come together to celebrate who they are and everything they have done both for God and for others.

Sister Susie introduced me to numerous sisters who welcomed me into the convent with open arms. I sat at a table with a few sisters who had participated in the SisterStory project in the past. They were telling me what an incredible project this was and how they are still connected with the student with whom they had been matched. They also opened up to me about their personal lives, and I did the same. 

Leaving the convent after the dinner was over, I honestly felt sad: I didn’t want to leave because I felt like I had so much more I wanted to discuss with the sisters. The time had gone far too quickly.

That demonstrates the strength of the connection I have forged with them. If it weren’t for Sister Susie, I would not have met these influential women who have impacted my life in a profound, lasting way. 

About Kelsey Marren

Kelsey Marren is a Junior at Caldwell University. She plans on graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology along with an endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. On campus, she is a member of numerous clubs and organizations including Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Rotoract club, psychology club, marketing club, and the Caldwell University Education Association. She has been elected to the Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Societies. Off campus, she is a CCD teacher where she teaches religious education to confirmation students. After graduation, she plans on teaching students with special needs and continuing her education to pursue a Doctorate in Education. During the Spring of 2018 she was paired with Sister Suzie Janis, OP; a Dominican Sister of Caldwell.