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Oct 28, 2019


Sister Maxine Kollasch with guest Sister Clara Kreis. Joining by phone is Sister Tere Maya.

(02:37) From Greek Orthodox to Catholic: Sister Clara’s journey

(07:30) Attending Greek school while growing up in Germany

(10:20) Ministry with children and youth in trauma

(13:58)  Research tools for assessing satisfaction with life

(18:20) How life satisfaction generally improves as you get older

(19:46) Sister Tere talks about the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the Life Satisfaction Survey for Catholic Sisters

(22:47) Surprising findings from the Life Satisfaction Survey

(33:30) Sister Clara at the intersection of many cultures: German, Greek, the deaf community, the U.S.

(36:44) Listener question: How can I move beyond my current friends without it feeling like I’m “holier than thou”?

(40:00) Sister Clara’s last disco dance before becoming a nun

(44:00) Making choices for ourselves vs. judging others for the choices they make

(47:00) Listener question: Is unhappiness in my job God’s way of saying “Move on.”

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Intro/outro music by Wild Carrot