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AS212 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon

Podcast Recorded: October 17, 2018

Sr. Maxine and guests: Srs. Krista and Adele, SSMO. Topics: encounters with God, sports at the convent, spirituality for everyday life, and more!

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Show Notes

The sisters’ Oregon roots and their calling to religious life

Sports as a way to praise and celebrate God

Students from Valley Catholic School join the podcast and ask questions!

What’s your most favorite and least favorite part of being a sister?

What’s the biggest encounter you’ve had with God?

How do you incorporate spirituality into everyday life?

 What was the most difficult part of becoming a sister?

What would you want to do if you weren’t a sister? 

At any point in your life, did you ever doubt that God was real?

What are your daily routines like?

What sports do you like to watch and are there any sports rivalries among the sisters?

Do you have pets in convent and if not what would you like to have?

If you could change the timing of when you became a sister, would you?

What’s a favorite memory you’ve had since you’ve been a sister?

The sisters’ blessing for students

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About our Guest

L: Sister Krista von Borstel grew up on a farm in north central Oregon. She ministers as Executive Director of CYO/Camp Howard, with oversight of the sports programs for the Catholic elementary and middle schools in greater Portland area. She previously served as a Catholic high school teacher, vice principal, and athletic director. Sister Krista has been a Sister of Saint Mary of Oregon for over 35 years. She enjoys golf, bocce, and trapshooting. She has a Master's degree in Public Administration.  

R: Sister Adele Marie Altenhofen was born and raised in the Portland area. She ministers as President of the SSMO Ministries Corporation. She previously served in congregational leadership, as Motherhouse Administrator, and as an educator and school administrator. She has been a Sister of Saint Mary of Oregon for over 35 years. Sister Adele enjoys sports, guitar, and china painting. In 2018, she was selected as an honoree in the Portland Business Journal Women of Influence Awards. She has Master's degrees in Teaching and in Educational Administration. 


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