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Poverty

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.

AS153 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, in St. Paul, Minn.

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2014

AS153 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 6, 2014, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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RNC - If you enter religious life, can you bring your house and car along?

Podcast Recorded: February 2, 2013

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister episode 130. Hear the full podcast at AS130.

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RNC - In the movie The Sound of Music, do you like the way the nuns are portrayed?

Podcast Recorded: August 25, 2011

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister podcast episode 81. Hear the full podcast at AS081.

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Vow of Poverty means challenging Goldman Sachs

Blog Published: April 5, 2011

Here at A Nun’s Life Ministry, we’re often asked about what the vow of poverty is and how it is lived both personally and as a congregation. While a significant aspect of the vow is that we hold all things in common and don’t personally own anything, there are other dimensions too.

AS051 Ask Sister – awesome cool stuff v. vow of poverty, Roman Missal, tattoos, converts, prayer, transfer nuns

Podcast Recorded: December 3, 2010

AS051 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 3, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: cool stuff v. vow of poverty, understanding changes to Roman Missal, tattoos, converting and becoming a nun, prayer, transfer nuns, and more!

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AS033 Ask Sister – choosing from the many religious orders, nuns and orphanages, vows essential to religious life?, a novelist’s nun character

Podcast Recorded: July 9, 2010

AS033 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on July 9, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: choosing from many religious orders, nuns and orphanages, vows essential to religious life?, a novelist’s nun character, age to enter, and more!

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AS023 Ask Sister – monastery live-ins, women deacons, modesty, poverty, nuns teaching, and more!

Podcast Recorded: April 30, 2010

AS023 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 30, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: monastery live-ins, women deacons, becoming a nun, teaching in universities, modesty in dress, sisterhood, poverty, discernment, and more!

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