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.