I am regularly asked about stereotypes that people have about nuns and how, prior to becoming a nun myself, those stereotypes were busted for me. I’m interested to know from you what you see as nun stereotypes, either because you are a nun and have bumped up against them, and/or because you had a stereotype that was busted, and/or see various stereotypes played out in movies, TV, culture, etc. Don’t be shy!

P.S. By stereotype I am referring to a “gross often mistaken generalization”; “something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment” (Merriam-Webster).