Caldwell University

May 08, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this piece. I had my first meeting with Sr. Honora today. Going into the first meeting I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was my sister's name and people told me we would get along well. I was excited to learn about her story and share mine in...
May 08, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. At my very first meeting with Sister Joan Doyle, I could tell I had been matched with someone special. She entered the congregation at just 17 years old, making this huge life decision at such a young age! What struck me most was her outstanding...
May 04, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this piece. On the first day, when all of the students who joined the SisterStory Oral History Project gathered to learn about the project itself, I was a nervous wreck. I never really cared for religion and never had a clear idea of what it was or how it...
May 02, 2017
When I first came into this project, I felt both nervous and excited. I was thrilled to experience something new and different. Although I am currently a sophomore at Caldwell University, I did not know much about the Catholic faith. The only knowledge I had about sisters came from what I saw in...
May 01, 2017
Today I met with Sister Catherine at the convent for lunch. I walked into the building and out of the pouring rain to find her waiting for me with a huge smile! It is amazing how these Sisters are always ready to invite someone into their lives. She showed me around the convent and could not stop...
September 26, 2016
Despite her high-powered resume, when she reflects on her accomplishments, Sister Anne John comes back to a simple truth: “No matter what else I did, I was a Dominican Sister first and foremost. Therefore my prayers were daily, and the benefactors were remembered daily.” In this film by Karla...
September 12, 2016
Sister Vivien Jennings, OP is a Dominican Sister of Caldwell in New Jersey who has accomplished much while part of the community for 63 years. She became President of Caldwell University in 1984 after previously teaching English literature. She retired from President in 1994 and among her career...
June 16, 2016
As the oral-history poject has come to an end, I feel it is time to reflect on everything that has occurred. Throughout this project, I have learned so much. I learned how to use video equipment and how to edit a video, gained insights into sisters who founded the university I attend, and most...
June 09, 2016
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a nun? Many Baby Boomers would talk about their experiences a nun as their school teacher. Even to this day, when some Catholic school graduates hear the word nun, they freak out! Apparently some were quite difficult graders and...
May 31, 2016
The next step in this oral-history project was to do a creative project about my sister. I decided I wanted to do a video. The video would be “A Day in the Life of Sister Anne John.” I would film my sister doing her daily activities to show the world that she has an average life for those who know...