Dominican Sisters of Caldwell

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 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 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...
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 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....