Dan Stockman is national correspondent for Global Sisters Report. He was a reporter at daily newspapers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for nearly two decades before joining GSR in 2014.

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Q & A with Sr. Dorothy Ann Kundinger on Sr. Thea Bowman: 'Everyone loved her'

Sr. Dorothy Ann Kundinger, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, cared for Sr. Thea Bowman, of the same community, from shortly after her cancer diagnosis in 1984 to her death in 1990

Iraqi Dominicans look forward to subdued Christmas in stressed Middle East region

The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena of Iraq are still trying to rebuild two years after returning home to the devastation the Islamic State group left behind.

As they build a new monastery, Cistercian sisters find grace in the challenges

The Cistercian Nuns of the Valley of Our Lady Monastery in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, have began an estimated $20 million project to design and develop a new property. They see God at work amid the challenges of fundraising and finding a new location amid tricky topography.

'Genuine encounters' key in recruiting young women to religious life, say sisters

How to invite more young women to consider religious life is a question many communities and organizations are asking. Many are moving away from the recruitment model and instead are focusing on mentoring, volunteering programs and mission trips to reach out to young adults.  "It's visibility, visibility, visibility," says one sister.