Ministry

February 21, 2019
Produced for National Catholic Sisters Week 2019, Missions of Hope is an attempt at debunking misconceptions of women religious by showcasing their remarkable diversity and surprising relevance among young adults. The documentary features four fascinating Catholic sisters: Sister Belinda...
February 18, 2019
Sister Brenda Teresita Hernandez Valdes was only 30 when she ventured far from her native Mexico to begin a ministry in North Dakota. Joined by two other young Daughters of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, their goal was to serve the Hispanics in the Bismarck diocese who had relocated there to work in...
October 11, 2018
As the site director for National Catholic Sisters Week, I have the special privilege of also being on the Mini-Grant review committee. With the November 1st deadline for the 2019 Mini-Grant application fast approaching, I thought I would offer some insight and tips for a successful application...
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...
February 12, 2018
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión original en inglés. Traducción proporcionada por Sarai Melendez. Hoy tuve mi primera junta con Sor Honora. No supe que esperar al entrar en esa primera junta. Lo único que supe era el nombre de mi hermana y que la gente me dijo que nos llevaríamos bien....
October 24, 2017
Sister Mary Jo Ritter, CSJ describes her ministry in this excerpt from her oral history collected by Elizabeth Theisen at Fontbonne University.
October 18, 2017
Sister Paulette Gladis, CSJ describes gratifying work in her ministry in this excerpt from her oral history collected by Kelly Brooks at Fontbonne University.
September 13, 2017
In this episode of Set Apart, Rocky shares her interview with Sister Brenda Lisenby, VHM. Sr Brenda is a novitiate of the Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis, and she shares her experiences during discernment, the call, community, and her ministry. Transcript: Rocky: During the break between...
September 10, 2017
Among the many Americans serving victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Catholic sisters are playing a vital role. They are helping however they can, whether that means assisting with paperwork or prayer. Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province of Houston have helped locals...
May 08, 2017
Click here for a Spanish translation of this piece. I had my first meeting with Sr. Honora today. Going into the first meeting I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was my sister's name and people told me we would get along well. I was excited to learn about her story and share mine in...