Caldwell University

March 24, 2016
I consider myself a very religious person. I am a devout, practicing Catholic who attends Mass every Sunday without fail. My grandparents and parents were raised with a strong sense of faith, which has influenced me greatly. My family and I attend Mass together every week, and observe the holy days...
March 23, 2016
When I first saw this class being offered, I told myself, “This looks really interesting and like a great opportunity to learn the subject outside of a normal class setting.” This has been my answer every time when asked as to why I signed up for this project. Before this project, my impressions...
March 14, 2016
The few times I have met with Sister Vivien so far have been both informative and enjoyable. I learned a lot about her background from talking with her, but I also learned from talking to my family. My dad and aunt grew up with Dominican sisters as teachers when they went to school in Jersey City...
March 09, 2016
Going into this project, my first impression of Sister Michel was how outgoing she is. I figured meeting with her and getting to know her could not be too bad since she was so bubbly and easy going. The first thing I noticed about my sister was her laugh. Sister Michel has a way to her...
March 08, 2016
On my way to meet with Sister Elizabeth Michael for the first time by ourselves, I was not quite sure what to expect. I consider myself somewhat shy, so I thought our first visit would be pretty short. Instead of a quick 30-minute meeting as I expected, we ended up talking for almost two hours....
February 25, 2016
On our SisterStory orientation day, we discussed project details and I learned a lot about Catholic sisters. I was paired with Sister Vivien Jennings. Going into this project I was not very familiar with Catholic Sisters, having gone to public schools my whole life. However, I am happy to be...
February 03, 2016
Getting involved in the SisterStory oral-history project has felt like a full-circle experience for Nancy Becker. “Dominican education was a defining experience for me,” said Nancy, a New Jersey native who was educated by Caldwell Sisters of St. Dominic in primary school and high school. Now her...