common ground

June 24, 2019
Over the course of this semester, Sister Donna Jean has been a constant symbol of hope. She has taught me many valuable lessons I could have never received anywhere else. From learning about her travels to Egypt to her willingness to spend all of her childhood days taking care of others -- she has...
April 16, 2019
Despite attending Catholic school for nine years, from preschool to 8th grade, I never met any women religious. Even now, as a student at a Catholic college, I have only briefly interacted with the Dominican Sisters affiliated with Aquinas College. I knew the Dominican Sisters were nearby and had...
September 28, 2018
La Hermana Nicole Trahan, FMI, habla de su vida cotidiana como una Marianista.
September 27, 2018
La Hermana Nicole Trahan, FMI, comparte sus experiencias sobre lo que es vivir en comunidad y lo que es ser una voluntaria. Ella comparte acerca de lo que aprendió de cada unas de estas experiencias.
August 01, 2018
Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, shares her experience volunteering and living in community, and what she learned about community from that experience.
August 01, 2018
Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, speaks about her everyday life as a Marianist.
June 05, 2018
As the days go by, I am starting to feel a much stronger connection with Sister Eleanor. Sister El has the most positive view on life. She always has a beautiful smile on her face, and it motivates me every day to smile more. I would usually go to Sister El’s house after my physics lab, which...
May 22, 2018
When I was finally able to meet with Sister Eleanor, I was extremely excited. After our meeting, I discovered that she and I are similar but different. For starters, Sister Eleanor’s baptismal name is Eleanor but her religious name was Sister Daniel Anne. Anne is the nickname all my friends from...
May 02, 2018
Sister Lena and I have not been meeting as often as we would like to because we have both been very busy. We have a great time when we see each other. Sister Lena always asks how I am doing in school and how my work and volunteering are going. Last time we met at her house, and we had so much...
March 08, 2018
In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini-grant recipient Sister Geraldine Woodarczyk. Sister Geraldine talks about mission and ministry, student to sister conversations, and service during the Department of Consecrated Life-Diocese of Pittsburgh event, Puppets and...