Beyond the Habit video series

These four videos, produced by America Media, explore the lives and ministries of six young sisters. They discuss their lives before they were sisters, how they discerned their call to religious life and the joys and struggles of learning to express themselves in their vocations.

  • Sr. Monica and Sister Maria José serve the elderly, immigrants and students. Sr. Monica, a former archaeologist, and Sr. Maria Jose, a former world-class pole vaulter, are members of the Servants of the Plan of God.
  • Sr. Alison McCrary is a community activist and lawyer serving a historically Black neighborhood in New Orleans. She is a member of the Sisters for Christian Community.
  • Sr. Celine and Sr. Marie Estelle are members of the Carmelite order in Los Angeles. Sr. Celine is a teacher and Sr. Marie Estelle is a nurse.
  • Sr. Desiré Findlay has embraced her identity as a dancer and as a Black woman in her ministries as a Felician sister.