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Celebrate With Us

Celebrate With Us

October 5, 2017

In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini-grant recipient Sr Lisa Rose, OSB. Sr Lisa talks about sisters and student engagement, building community across generations, and celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week, during Saint Benedict's Monastery's Celebrate With Us event.

Hey Sister, What’s A Sister?

Hey Sister, What’s A Sister?

September 28, 2017

In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini-grant recipient Br Rob Clark, FMS. Br Rob talks about community building, discernment, and sister and student engagement in UT Austin’s three-part NCSW 2017 celebration.

Come And See Retreat

Come And See Retreat

September 21, 2017

In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini-grant recipient Sr June Fitzgerald, OP. Sr June talks about the planning of, the experience of, and the community found in the Come And See Retreat, a weekend retreat to the Dominican Sisters of Peace motherhouse.

Memory Makers

Memory Makers

September 14, 2017

In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini-grant recipient Amy Olson. Amy Olson talks about the preparation of, student and sister participation in, and joy of Memory Makers, an intergenerational art program designed to connect elderly Catholic sisters and preschooler students.

Knit And Give

Knit And Give

September 7, 2017

In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini grant recipient Sr 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.

Trolley Tour to Meet Catholic Sisters in MN

Trolley Tour to Meet Catholic Sisters in MN

August 31, 2017

_In this episode, Rocky Pierson shares her conversation with #NCSW2017 mini grant recipient Sr Mary Kay Brooks, SSND. Sr Mary Kay talks about the development and execution of Trolley Tour to Meet Catholic Sisters in MN, a trolley car based singing tour of Catholic sisters through the twin cities. _

Season 2 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

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.

Standup Sisters

Standup Sisters

March 16, 2017

In this episode Rocky talks with Jennifer Szweda Jordan and Sr. Barbara Einloth about their NCSW 2016 Standup Sisters event. Standup Sisters was an event featuring sisters who shared their stories to live audience. Sr. Barbara was one of those featured sisters. She talks with Rocky about what it was like to participate in this event and the value of storytelling.

Season 2 Teaser

Season 2 Teaser

March 14, 2017

In the lead up to #NCSW2017, the podcast Be Inspired was created to release a series of interviews chronicling the successes of the mini-grant program for

NCSW2016. At the same time interviews with 2017 recipients have been

conducted in preparation for continuing the inspiration and carrying National Catholic Sisters Week far beyond its week of celebrations. There is one more release of season 1 tomorrow, and then we will be on a break as the next season is produced. New episodes will start soon.

Jackie Walter

Jackie Walter

March 9, 2017

This episode features the story of Jackie Walter, Director of the Center for Women in Church and Society at Our Lady of the Lake University. In honor of the Sisters of Divine Providence, Jackie and her organization came up with a plan to record the stories of Providence at work and create a book so that all the Sisters can have a physical copy of Providence at work. Learn more about the Sisters of Divine Providence: https://www.cdptexas.org/