Meeting

June 03, 2016
In this episode we interviewed Vivi Grieco, a first year as St. Catherine University. During her time on the SisterStory project, she worked with Sister Barbra Brooks, BVM, who is the current library cataloger at St. Kate's. What's the best part of this interview? Vivi says in her interview that...
May 27, 2016
Sister Evelyn and I have continued our conversations, and as we got to know more about each other, I became bolder with my questions. I was curious who she is from a humanistic stance, and so I started to change my route of questioning. I went from a Catholic sister perspective to almost that of...
May 25, 2016
The first time I met with Sister Joanne was at school, and we had engaged in minimal conversation beforehand via email. From the emails I had the impression that she was nervous going into the meeting, as was I, so seemingly being on the same page made me feel a little more comfortable. Upon...
May 24, 2016
After meeting with Sister Evelyn a couple times, several things stood out to me. Much of her personality is different from what I would have imagined a Catholic sister to be. She was, of course, kind and compassionate, but there were things I would have never guessed about her. Sister Evelyn...
May 20, 2016
At the beginning of the SisterStory project, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. All I knew about the Catholic faith was the basic information and what my parents had told me growing up in Catholic households and schools. They didn’t have the most favorable experiences to share. I have...
May 19, 2016
In the end, I am more than grateful for the opportunity to work on behalf of the Hilton Foundation, the SisterStory project, Sister Kathleen DelMonte, Dr. Rob Larson and most importantly, Sister Marie Therese Poliquin. The relationships I have created with many sisters throughout this project has...
May 18, 2016
When I was younger I went to Sunday school every day, and when I grew older I helped to teach it. As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), my congregation was liberal and pretty laid back, so when I signed up for this project I must admit I was a bit nervous because my only...
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 16, 2016
I have met with Sister Victorine twice, and each time she has amazed me with her humility and kindness. She has always been very honest about the faults in her personality. She was patient with me as I asked various questions about the place that she lives and clarified various aspects of her...
May 16, 2016
During our very first meeting, I asked Sister Mary Lou about her family and how she grew up. At a later meeting, she brought pictures for me to look at. These pictures were of her nieces and nephews and their kids. I liked to put the names that came up in our conversations to the faces in the...