Dominican Sisters of Caldwell

June 05, 2017
This semester I am in Contemporary Art History class and we began the section on Feminist Art of the 1970s the same week I conducted the formal interview with Sister Honora. We were learning about a work of art titled, Nurturant Kitchen, which was a recreation of a 1950s kitchen. The insides of the...
May 31, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this piece. It has been a while since I talked to Sister Pat and I have spent the time reflecting on my time participation in the oral history project. Through the experience I learned that there is more to the Sisters of Caldwell than meets the eye. They...
May 26, 2017
Sister Joan always amazes me with her kind thoughts and questions. We haven’t been able to see each other as much as we’d like since the interview because of breaks and the hectic end of a school year, but when we get together, the first questions asked are about my internship, my schoolwork, and...
May 23, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. Over the past week Sister Mary John and I have continued our meetings. We have continued to learn and connect on various matters and the more I speak with Sister Mary John, the more I realize just how many lives she has touched. She has told me...
May 22, 2017
April was a very difficult month for me. As a senior graphic design major we have to create a senior exhibit to show off the skills that we have learned over the four years here. For my senior exhibit I decided to create a 22.5ft mock storefront and interior which would showcase new designs I made...
May 22, 2017
Sister Mary Joseph served in a variety of places. However, she did not have many pictures from when she served. Therefore, I wanted to make the effort to find these pictures because pictures have the ability to share her stories and bring back wonderful memories. With the help of a few Dominican...
May 19, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this post. Since completing the interview, I have kept in contact with Sister Pat. It’s been harder than I expected, but from time to time I’m able to get a phone call through in order to talk. The last time we connected, she shared some childhood...
May 18, 2017
Interviewing Sister Joan was a fantastic experience. Initially, we decided to film in the library area on the first floor of the Motherhouse. However, due to a snow storm, our film date got pushed back two weeks until after spring break. When we finally got to film, the room we wanted to use was...
May 18, 2017
This month was rather eventful, with the video process right around the corner; it was time to start preparing for the oral history interview.  Much of the conversations that Sister Mary John and I have touched upon in our past meetings were about to be further developed, and I could not be...
May 17, 2017
After only one meeting, I became pretty comfortable around Sister Mary Joseph. We realized that we had a few things in common. Not only was she also a biology major, but she enjoys watching movies and game shows like me. She also likes sweets just as much as I do, even though we both know how bad...