Activism

July 11, 2018
In this episode, we follow the story of Sr Dorothy Stang, a sister of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Warning: This episode contains audio reenactment of violence. Transcript: Pa Ying: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” (Matt. 5:3–6) Sister Dorothy Stang...
June 20, 2018
This episode was inspired by the viral images of the chainsaw-wielding nun; we follow the stories of women religious who have worked/are working to help the cleanup efforts of natural disasters throughout the world. Transcript: Pa Ying: Women religious are hospitable, selfless, strong willed,...
April 25, 2018
This episode is in honor of the lives of the four Sisters from the Missionaries of Charities who lost their lives in the midst of the Yemen crisis in 2016. Transcript: Pa Ying: “Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of...
February 28, 2018
I always knew that I would learn so much from the Sisters.  Upon entering Aquinas College, a small Dominican Catholic college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I found myself surrounded by a plentiful amount of strong women. The founders of our school were The Dominican Sisters of Marywood, whose...
October 18, 2017
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Cuando se trata de combatir el cambio climático, hermanas católicas están en las líneas del frente. Este marzo, una hermana de 58 años dirigirá un esfuerzo para aumentar la sostenibilidad en St...
August 08, 2017
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Este episodio es sobre Sor Jeannine Gramick, SL, quien ha dedicado su vida a luchar por los derechos de gays y lesbianas en la Iglesia Católica a pesar de repetidas censuras del Vaticano por...
February 23, 2017
This episode features Jane Comeau, Director of Communications for the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in La Crosse, WI. Jane retells the online #NCSW2016 event that was a collaboration between the Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Through this event, the sisters were...
February 07, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this piece. When it comes to fighting climate change, Catholic sisters are on the front lines. This March, a 58-year-old sister will lead an effort to heighten sustainability in St. Louis. Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ, is one of the inspiring environmental...
February 06, 2017
Above all, Sister Mary Mark Mahoney loved people. Perhaps that was the life force that kept her going for so long, the heart beat that sustained her until her 106th birthday last month. She loved her fellow Sisters of St. Joseph. She loved the kids she taught for 35 years. She loved the...
January 30, 2017
Sister Mary Mark Mahoney, CSJ was one of our Oral History participants; interviewed by Jennifer Parlin at the age 103. Since then Sister Mary Mark has been talked about and her story shared by many different SisterStory podcasts. On January 11th, 2017, on her 106th birthday, Sister Mary Mark...