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Nunapalooza: Religious Life is Alive and Well

June 30, 2014

The convent was abuzz this weekend with celebrations of all sorts! And not just among my own nuns but it seems it was a nunapalooza for many congregations! My Facebook newsfeed was filled with photos and links and congrats to sisters celebrating their jubilees as well as to women professing vows, being received as novices, and entering as candidates and postulants!

Experiencing God and My Sisters at Nunapalooza

July 29, 2013

It's difficult to put into words fully what the experience was like personally. For me, it was both an experience of intense sisterhood and also an encounter with God. It was at once deeply communal and deeply personal.

Moving Into a Contemplative Stance at Nunapalooza

July 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite weeks of the whole year which I affectionately call Nunapalooza because all of the sisters and associates in my IHM Community come home to Monroe, Michigan, for Community Days and Jubilee. Community Days is the few days before Jubilee where we gather to pray, reflect, and be with one another. Together with Jubilee, it is like a total immersion into the very heart of the community and of our mission in God. What's so amazing about Community Days is it's like a snapshot of the contemplative stance we try to live day in and day out as Catholic sisters.

Gearing up for Nunapalooza

July 24, 2012

It happens once a year — the greatest party ever! At the end of every July my nuns get together to celebrate Jubilee, that is, milestone anniversaries of becoming an IHM Sister. Here’s more one what the Jubilee mass is like and a little Jubilee video I took a couple years ago on Jubilee. The video features a chance encounter with a Jubilarian that year, Sister Anita.

Jubilee 2007

July 30, 2007

I just returned home after spending a few days in Monroe, Michigan, with my IHM Sisters. On July 28 the Monroe IHM sisters all came together to celebrate Jubilee. A Jubilee is the anniversary of when a sister entered or professed vows in her religious community.

First Jubilee of “A Nun’s Life”

July 10, 2007

Can you believe that one whole year has passed since I wrote my first post?! And, as of today, there have been over 200,000 visits!

Jubilee 2006

July 29, 2006

On July 29, 2006, the Monroe IHM sisters all came together to celebrate Jubilee. A Jubilee is the anniversary of when a sister entered or professed vows in her religious community. casavant, community, ihm, jubilee