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Liturgical Seasons

In Lent, should I pray only the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary?

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if it's ok to pray all the mysteries of the rosary during Lent, or only the Sorrowful Mysteries. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS132 at aNunsLife.org.

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If you wear ashes, is that like parading around your holiness?

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if people who wear ashes on Ash Wednesday are showing off their holiness. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS180.

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Lent 2015

Blog Published: February 21, 2015

It's popular to talk about what we're doing for Lent -- we commiserate with our friends who have given up chocolate or coffee, we admire our friends who choose daily Mass or extra prayer time -- but we don't often delve deeper into the whys behind our Lenten practices. 

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What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

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AS180 Ask Sister - giving up tiresome friends for Lent, parading around our holiness, fasting

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2016

AS180 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 3, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. 

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AS192 Ask Sister - Ordinary Time, Catholic practices, saints who find lost stuff, unfollowing God

Podcast Recorded: January 28, 2017

Topics: Awesome Ordinary Time in the church year. How to practice being Catholic. How patron saints help us. Can you unfollow God's call.

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Advent – A time to read, pray, reflect, and act

Blog Published: November 29, 2010

One of my favorite Advent traditions is the Advent Calendar, which helps me keep tuned in to the spirit of the season, of awaiting and preparing for new life in Jesus the Christ. Though when younger I was more fond of the Advent calendars that had chocolate surprises each day, I am now into online interactive Advent calendars (plus they don’t have as many calories).

AS191 Ask Sister - Advent glowsaries light up Ohio, praying to a distant God, grinch-fearing Grandma

Podcast Recorded: December 7, 2016

A new trend aglow in Ohio--the glowsary. Can prayer make God more distant vs. closer? Grandma worries that grandkids have no Christ in Christmas.

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