A Nuns Life

Nun Talk

Nun Talk is where you can find lots of material to think about, pray about, and talk about! The primary author of Nun Talk is Sister Julie Vieira who is joined by a cadre of guest bloggers from the online community and beyond!

How do nuns deal with sexual urges?

Blog Published: March 24, 2008

Do nuns ever have sexual urges, and if so how do you deal with the temptation of wanting sex.

What is a day in the life of a sister like?

Blog Published: February 12, 2007

Question: "I was wondering if you would be interested in describing what your day is like. If you consider this an intrusion, please feel free to ignore it."

Handmade Gifts by Nuns and Monks

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Did you know that you can purchase handmade rosaries, breads, cards, beer, coffee, blankets, prayer shawls, mustard, coffins, and more?! 

Casual Nun: The Band

Blog Published: March 2, 2017

Sister Julie discovers spiritual insights from a "doom-inflected stomper, punctuated by guitar squalls and ... curious, submerged vocals."

Casual Nun

Courtesy of casualnun.bandcamp.com

Vow of Poverty, Not Destitution

Blog Published: August 18, 2014

Poverty? That's not good at all, right? The word itself often calls to mind the reality of destitution that many people in our own country and indeed our very own neighborhood face every single day -- living without sufficient resources. But the word poverty is also one that is an important part of our lives as Catholic sisters and nuns -- as well as religious brothers, monks, and friars.

How to Make a Nun’s Habit

Blog Published: March 24, 2008

Over the last year I’ve received requests from folks about how to make habits and where to find sewing patterns and fabric. I’m hoping that you might have some suggestions for me to pass along to these folks.

What motivates a person to become a nun?

Blog Published: June 29, 2012

Question from a blog reader: "What motivation did you have to become a nun? Why did you choose that type of career/life?"

The “Sister Mary” Naming Custom

Blog Published: June 1, 2010

You may notice that many Catholic sisters and nuns have the name “Mary” included in some form in their religious name. In a recent edition of our IHM Archives News (May 2010), our intrepid archivist Donna Westley looked at this custom in the IHM tradition. (Today we use our baptismal names as our religious names so “Mary” or its derivations are present only if it was originally part of one’s baptismal name). Here’s some of that article along with additional details I gleaned from my email conversation with Donna.