Caldwell University

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...
April 25, 2016
One of the traits that stands out most about Sister Vivien is that she is a leader. I would love to be a great leader one day as well. My future career goals are to work in the predominately male field of sports, and I think if I achieve those goals I will be looked at as a leader for other girls...
April 19, 2016
The most striking thing that I have learned about Sister Mary Amelia is the level of devotion and commitment she possesses. She, and all the sisters, made a decision early on that their lives were not going to be their own; they were going to totally and completely devote their lives to the...
April 15, 2016
After going over questions the day before taping the interview, Sister Elizabeth said that she had been answering a bunch of questions so instead she wanted to ask me a question. She asked me what I had learned or taken away from this project so far. After thinking about it for a bit, I told her...
April 14, 2016
This past week I got to know more about Sister Michel other than her religious life. I got to know the true Sister Michel -- her fears, her likes, her dislikes. It turns out Sister Michel and I are a lot a like in many different ways. Our birthdays are five days apart, making us both the same...
April 12, 2016
Sister Mary Amelia is extremely passionate about education and teaching. She always knew she wanted to be a nun and a teacher, just like the Dominican sisters who taught her growing up. She admired the sisters and their profession and decided to follow in their footsteps. Sister Amelia had many...
April 07, 2016
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. After interviewing Sister Vivien I learned a lot about why she became a Dominican sister. When she was at the tender age of 18, she entered the community because she saw Dominican sisters as cheerful and well-educated, and she wanted that type...
April 05, 2016
I am Catholic myself, and I have been around the church my entire life. My family is very close with three nuns who have been lifelong friends of my grandmother. They sang in the church choir together. My parents both went to Catholic grammar school and were taught mainly by nuns; they have told me...
March 31, 2016
On March 2 I got to interview Sister Michel and really learn a lot about her. One thing I admire about my sister is how much she has done for her community and people in general. I got to hear about her mission in Abaco in the Bahamas and how that changed some of her students' lives. I think my...
March 29, 2016
Sister Mary Amelia always knew that she wanted to become a nun. For her it was never a question. So even though it was a big decision, her commitment never wavered. Sister Amelia was the youngest of five children. Her mother died when she was very young, and her father worked at a school that...