A Nuns Life

How to Become a Nun

How to Become a Catholic Nun

December 28, 2012
Ever wonder if God might be calling you to become a Catholic nun or sister? Don't know where to begin now that you feel drawn to looking into religious life?

What is the difference between a sister and a nun?

January 16, 2013
The terms "nun" and "sister" are often used interchangeably. However within Roman Catholicism, there is a difference between the two. Here's a simple summary of the differences.

Vocation Stories

July 22, 2014
Read about the vocation stories of Catholic Sisters and Nuns! How did they become a sister or nun? How did they discern their calling?

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?"

How do I choose a religious community?

Blog Published: January 25, 2017

While religious communities have much in common—the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living a life of service and prayer—they also are different.

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Does God send you signs that you should be a nun?

Podcast Recorded: September 9, 2015

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Bernadette Stang, OSB, talks about the path to religious life and signs along the way. Hear the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast AS176 with the Sisters of the Monastery Saint Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, on our website at aNunsLife.org.

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AS057 Ask Sister – legit baptisms, stuff and the vow of poverty, novitiate reception ceremonies, online faith – is it enough?

Podcast Recorded: January 21, 2011

AS057 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on January 21, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: legit baptisms, stuff and the vow of poverty, novitiate reception ceremonies, looking for faith on the Internet, commitment to God, and more!

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A Sister Candidate on being a Mom and a Nun

Blog Published: September 7, 2012

A Nun’s Life Ministry welcomes guest blogger Diane Brown, who writes about her experience of discerning and of being a candidate with the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan. Be sure to read her other blog posts and join the conversation.