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Catholic Sisters

What These New Catholic Sisters Wish You Knew About Religious Life

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion

For many people, the word "nun" conjures up a plethora of stereotypes -- from images of a black-robed Julie Andrews whose contagious joie de vivre is ...

I Became a Catholic Sister, and I Can't Believe Where the Call Led Me

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion
Gina Ciliberto

As I interview each Dominican Sister of Hope, almost all of my interviews have a recurring theme: sisters are shocked at where their lives lead after they decide to enter the convent.

These Catholic Sisters Take Firm Stances on Justice Issues. Here's Why They Think You Should, Too

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 03.03.2017 | Impact
Gina Ciliberto

When thinking of Catholic Sisters, the term "corporate stances" doesn't immediately come to mind. Prayer, spirituality, and ministry all exemplify the Dominican Sisters' charism, but so, too, does justice.

How a Student and a Teacher Became Best Friends, and Then Sisters

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 07.10.2016 | Religion
Gina Ciliberto

Dominican Sisters of Hope Maria Barbera, OP, and Jorene Cieciuch, OP, encounter each other as any two sisters would: hands entwined, kisses on the cheek, both beaming.

Let's Hear It For The Nuns!

Christina Capecchi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Christina Capecchi

When Mary Margaret Gefre's boyfriend drove her to the train station in their small North Dakota town, the 19-year-old farm girl didn't tell him where she was headed on that brisk December day, clutching a small bag containing a rosary, her childhood prayer book, a few dresses and a pair of shoes. She was bound for a cloistered convent in St. Paul, Minn. She was going to become a nun.

Having the Sisters' Back

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Do most of us believe that the bishops are the only "authentic teachers of faith and morals?" The sisters may be the most positive face of the Catholic Church today, and they are keeping people in the Church who would have given up on the all-male hierarchy long ago.