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Vocation Stories

We love bringing you stories of sisters and nuns who have responded to God’s call through a religious vocation. Every vocation story is unique and full of wisdom, prayer pro-tips, and “a-ha” moments! So whether you’re discerning a call to religious life or seeking information on how to discover your vocation, we pray each of these stories will provide you with inspiration for your journey.

Vocation Stories

Sister Karen Arce, OCSO

November 1, 2015
I was tired of longing for something more. So in my prayer that day, kneeling before the tabernacle I said, "I do not care where, today I renew my consecration to you, where I am."
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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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AS176 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, in Cottonwood, Idaho

Podcast Recorded: September 3, 2015

AS176 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 3, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Monastery of Saint Gertrude, in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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AS174 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Congregation of Saint Joseph in LaGrange Park, Illinois

Podcast Recorded: June 11, 2015

AS174 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 11, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Congregation of Saint Joseph in LaGrange Park, Illinois.  

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How can the Internet connect you to religious life?

Podcast Recorded: June 11, 2015

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Erin McDonald, CSJ, about how the Internet and technology played a role in her journey to religious life. Hear the full podcast at AS174 at aNunsLife.org.

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Sister Debra Sciano, SSND

June 4, 2015
“Unity in diversity” is what drew Sister Debra Sciano to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and “unity in diversity” is what continues to motivate her in her ministry as a lawyer whose practice focuses on family mediation.
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AS170 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont, Pennsylvania

Podcast Recorded: April 24, 2015

AS170 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 24, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus-American Province, Rosemont, Pennsylvania. 

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AS167 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Francis, Sylvania, Ohio

Podcast Recorded: February 20, 2015

AS167 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 20, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania, Ohio.

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