A Nuns Life

Prayer and Spirituality

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Blog Published: May 17, 2007

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is also called The Divine Office or the Breviary, is the public prayer of the Church to praise God and sanctify the day. The Liturgy of the Hours is made up of specific prayers said at various times (“hours”) during the day and night.

Praying with the Sisters

August 16, 2012
Join us for Praying with the Sisters, a live prayer podcast, every Monday at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Lessons from a hero, Carrie Fisher

Blog Published: December 28, 2016

Through her writings, I found the true strength of Carrie Fisher, a royalty that far exceeded Princess Leia's own formidable presence.

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Am I ready?

Blog Published: February 26, 2015

6:23 a.m. The words of Psalm 57 jump out at me: MY HEART IS READY, O GOD, MY HEART IS READY.

Whoa, whoa, WHOA. O God you duped me! I did not mean to utter those words nor do I wish to be held accountable to them!

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How do I listen to God in prayer?

February 2, 2013
"Sometimes I have trouble hearing what God is telling me. Any advice? I want to learn how to really listen with an open heart and mind."

How do the spiritual themes of Advent connect with discernment?

Blog Published: December 14, 2016

If you are one on the path of discerning, put on your Advent spirit and wait in the dark until the Light of God springs forth! For it will come. It will surely come. 

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How do I pray prayers like the Rosary without losing concentration?

Blog Published: April 2, 2014

Annabel sent us an email and asked us a question that I know I've tangled with too: How do I successfully pray the Rosary without losing concentration?

Do women become nuns because they can’t “get a guy”?

Blog Published: March 27, 2008

Too often people assume that nuns are women who couldn’t “get a guy” or who broke up with someone they thought was “the one” and was left with no alternative. Nuns are also stereotyped as sexually repressed, dowdy women who lack passion and care only about piety, cleanliness and order.