Storytelling

March 25, 2019
We sat at Sister Michael Ellen’s desk in the archives. I was watching a PowerPoint, and she paused on each slide to share some fun facts. It was a presentation she had made for the Diamond Jubilee (60 year) celebration of her postulant class of 1953. The care with which she chose the photos and...
May 23, 2018
This episode is the first of a two part series on Roman Catholic Women Priest (RCWP). In this episode, we follow the story of Sr Letitia Rawles, ex-nun and ordained women priest. Transcript: Pa Ying: "I thought that before I die, I want to fulfil God's call and my life-long dream to become a...
May 04, 2018
There are certain things Sister Alice has told me that have stuck with me -- particularly, her stories about the past. As we prepared for her interview, she would occasionally go on tangents and share anecdotes about when she was young. Both she and her sister became Dominican nuns, and I was...
May 03, 2018
  The National Catholic Sisters Project is a dynamic, ever-evolving initiative, and Garrett Tiedemann is the creative genius behind the scenes helping coordinate everything under its scope. His role as media director is wide ranging: He serves as head of all media strategy, production...
March 14, 2018
Returning with a new season, this episode highlights the story of Sr Rose Tillemans, CSJ and her journey towards the development of Peace House Community. Transcript: Kaitlyn Beimert: “This the gift to recognize the gifts that you prize And to know you yourself are a gift on the rise If...
September 12, 2017
In this episode, Rocky announces the fourth season of Set Apart. She introduces the subjects and highlights the topics covered in the upcoming installments. Transcript: Rocky: For three seasons, Set Apart has been an evolving collection of stories, sharing the experiences of women religious....
September 07, 2017
In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini grant recipient Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB. Sr Belinda talks about the inspiration for, participation in, and outcome of Knit And Give, an event to create knit winterwear to be donated to those in need. Transcript:...
August 30, 2017
Following #NCSW2017, Pa Ying Vang and Rocky Pierson took a break and collected the interviews of 2017 mini-grant recipients in preparation for this, season two. This episode introduces season two and announces tomorrow's release of the first episode. Transcript: Rocky: And, we’re back! Well...
June 07, 2017
Desde sus inicios, SisterStory ha estado trabajando para recolectar y compartir las vidas e historias de mujeres religiosas contadas desde su punto de vista. Hasta este momento las historias han sido colectadas por nuestros estudiantes y personal pero queremos ir más allá- queremos escuchar de...
May 05, 2017
ST. PAUL, MINN. -- SisterStory.org has been remade into a dynamic new website that better showcases its stunning breadth of content and, ultimately, better tells the once-untold stories of women religious. The rebuild was done by a small team headquartered at St. Catherine University in St. Paul...