Caldwell University

May 26, 2016
The day of the interview came. This happened to be the same day as my mom’s birthday, as well as birthday of my filming partner's mom -- another way the world we live in is small. Averi and I met on campus and began setting up the videotaping equipment. We decided to film in the chapel because it...
May 17, 2016
I have grown up in an extremely Catholic family. I have gone to Mass every Sunday since I can remember. I went to Catholic preschool, elementary school, middle school, part of high school and now college. I had First Communion in elementary school and I was confirmed in high school. I was very...
May 11, 2016
My sister and I would meet again. We would just sit there and talk about things. Sometimes I would try to prepare some questions in my head, but other times I wanted the conversation to just run by itself. Sister Anne John would tell me stories of when she was President of Caldwell College and the...
May 09, 2016
One of the first things I learned about Sister Elizabeth Michael is the fact that she's a writer, a poet and a teacher. She has taught elementary children all the way up to graduate students. She has received awards for her writing and has published several works. After talking with Sister...
May 06, 2016
While going over the questions for the interview, one that stuck out to me was: "Is there someone special--living or dead, from within or outside of the church--that has influenced your spiritual life?" In our previous talks, Sister Elizabeth Michael often mentioned how her mother was and...
May 04, 2016
Looking back on this project, I learned so much about not only the history of the sisters but also about myself. Before this project, I was very liberal in my views and was quite nervous about sitting down with a woman of faith. As silly as it sounds, I was afraid she would try to convert me or...
May 03, 2016
Working with Sister Vivien over the past few months has been an honor and pleasure. I'm glad I was able to be a part of the SisterStory project because Sister Vivien has had a great and influential career that deserves to be shared with others and be preserved in the broader history of Catholic...
May 03, 2016
Part of Caldwell University’s requirements for the core curriculum is to take either an art or a music class. Being a music major, I decided to take an art class and see if I have any artistic capabilities. Unfortunately, I do not. Sister Gerardine received her Bachelors of Art from...
May 02, 2016
Coming into this project, I was beyond nervous and full of questions. I had my doubts, I was filled with worry thinking," How can I bond with a total stranger in a semester and expect to come away knowing their entire life?” That fear melted the moment I met Sister Michel in her apartment the...
May 02, 2016
This past week I was in a terrible car accident, leaving my car in a totaled mess. Needless to say, I have been stressed and upset. Thankfully, I was able to visit Sister Gerardine for a short amount of time to catch up and talk. I did not realize how much I needed to just sit and talk, and she...