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CSJ Oral History Project

A collaboration between the CSJ Institute, Film & Television, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles province.

Sisters interviewing on camera

Our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, continue to show us what it means to serve the dear neighbor and respond to the needs of the times. In an effort to preserve their history, lift up their achievements and inspire the future, Mount Saint Mary’s University is capturing the spirit and contributions of our sisters on film. Nearly 30 sisters have been interviewed thus far.

Film footage is used to produce short educational and inspirational videos for use by the Mount community and our partners. If you would like to obtain footage of the interviews for qualitative research purposes, please contact Shannon Green at the CSJ Institute.

We are grateful to the Sisters for their generosity in sharing their wisdom and joy with us.

Archival support is received from the Library, Archives of the CSJs of Los Angeles, and individual sisters.


MSMU Oral History Project: CSJ Charism


MSMU Oral History Project: Becoming a Nun


MSMU Oral History Project: Sisters in Science


Directed by Kelby Thwaits, director, MFA, MSMU faculty
Produced by Shannon Green, director, CSJ Institute
Co-produced by Mary Trunk, MFA, MSMU faculty
Edited by M. Caren McCaleb
Transcriptions by Nancy Steinmann
Artwork by Julie Lonneman and Sr. Mary Elizabeth Nelson, CSJ, Orange