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July 30, 2007

I just returned home after spending a few days in Monroe, Michigan, with my IHM Sisters. On July 28 the Monroe IHM sisters all came together to celebrate Jubilee. A Jubilee is the anniversary of when a sister entered or professed vows in her religious community.

July 24, 2007

One of my most favorite nun / saint cartoons!

July 23, 2007

In my unending search for nun-related videos, I discovered this short film: “Nun More Deadly”. It is a very clever film noir detective movie.

July 16, 2007

As I get closer and closer to my first triathlon, I’m trying to get in as much training as possible without wiping myself out or neglecting my nunly responsibilities. I am also increasingly reflecting on the discipline of training and how much it has in common with the spiritual life.

July 10, 2007

Can you believe that one whole year has passed since I wrote my first post?! And, as of today, there have been over 200,000 visits!

July 9, 2007

While modern religious life doesn’t require quite those sacrifices, the 30- and 40-something nuns said that heeding the call is very different for them than it was for earlier generations.

July 6, 2007

I found this most excellent quote on a triathlon blog I check every so often. Triathlon, you say? I’m doing my very first triathlon in August.

July 4, 2007

Below is an article from ZENIT on the lay vocation. Too often not much is said about lay vocations. Some even equate “vocation” only with religious or ordained life. The truth is, however, we all have a vocation. I recently read this piece and wanted to share it with you.

June 27, 2007

I’ve been reading Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth: From Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration (Doubleday, 2007). Of the book the pope himself says, “This book is… my personal search ‘for the face of the Lord.’”

June 25, 2007

A lot of people wonder what happens to a sister when she is sick or dying. Is she sent home? Is she sent to the hospital? How is she cared for?