#NCSW The inaugural National Catholic Sister Week concludes

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Saturday 15, March 2014 | Category:   Vocation and Discernment,Consecrated Life
 SISTER STORY website launched during the first National Catholic Sister Week.

The National Catholic Sister week has successfully concluded and created a lot of buzz for women religious.

Attendee Sister Paule Pierre Barbeau writes on her blog: "This new tradition [NCSW] is sparked by the funding obtained by St. Kate’s [St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN] from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for a 3-year project called “Sister Story.” One of the goals of this project is to demystify religious life by collecting the personal stories of Sisters from various communities/congregations from all over the nation.  To accomplish this, college women are being paired with Sisters with the goal of forming close relationships that will culminate in a videotaped interview which will be made accessible on a public website."

The sisterstory site Sister Paule is referring to, provides an opportunity for viewers to participate in the "Tell Us Your Story" tab which includes thanking a nun. Particularly noteworthy is the SisterStories tab itself. It is quite incredible to read the "In their own words" stories as the Huffington Post acknowledged their blog a wrap up of the NCSW: "Let's Hear It For The Nuns! 7 Stories To Kick Off Inaugural National Catholic Sisters Week."

Enjoy being demystified by these remarkable stories as I am.

#ncsw #sisterstory #womenreligious

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