Dominican Sisters of Caldwell

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
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...
May 02, 2016
For many of us, asking what we wished to be as a child was a game. One day I wanted to be a "food designer" (whatever that meant), and I distinctly remember wanting to be a veterinarian at one point in my life, and now I am studying to be a music teacher. It seemed that life always gave me too...
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...