Nun Talk

Nun Talk is where you can find lots of material to think about, pray about, and talk about! Nun Talk features a variety of guest sisters and bloggers from the online community and beyond. And there's lots of archived posts here too, including some of the very first ones published by A Nun's Life!

Getting to know my community

Blog Published: March 9, 2018

The process of getting to know my community and to feel certain that I was called to live religious life with this specific group of women was, for me, a slow process.

Challenges of religious life

Blog Published: March 5, 2018

What have you found most difficult about religious life, both when you entered community and even now? The panelists weigh in on this topic...

Sr. Mary Nguyen teaches children from Kindergarten to grade five in the summer

What is the charism of your congregation?

Blog Published: February 7, 2018

Sister Eilis McCulloh, HM, talks about the charism within her congragation, and how radical hospitality plays such a huge role. 

Four siblings from the Democratic Republic of Congo enjoying Harvest Day at Villa Maria, the Sisters of the Humility of Mary motherhouse (Provided by Eilis McCulloh)

Excerpts from Black Catholic History

Blog Published: February 1, 2018

This blog, written by Diane Batts Morrow, Ph.D., is a celebration of the resilient spirit of religious life, embodied in a pioneering group of sisters who confronted the social attitudes, and proved that their calling of God was stronger than any societal doubts.


Contemplative life as a Carmelite nun

Blog Published: January 31, 2018

Sister Celia Ashton, OCD, talks about her time in formation as a Baltimore Carmelite nun and the richness and beauty that comes with the contemplative life.

What values shape your life?

Blog Published: December 27, 2017

In this blog post, Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, reflects on her time as an archaeologist and how collecting information about people's daily lives in that role is similar to what Benedictines have been doing since the Dark Ages.

A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, who writes about her experience of being an archaeologist and a Sister with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, Illinois.

What is your Christmas custom?

Blog Published: December 22, 2017

What's your Christmas custom? Sr. Teresita talks about a custom of the Presentation Sisters that dates to 1775. 

Sister Teresita Abraham developed the Garden of Oneness (pictured above), a sanctuary of peace and harmony where she lives and works. 

Experiencing the Power of the Gospel

Blog Published: December 18, 2017

When we visited the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Sister Cathy Murray, OP, shared one a powerful about the Gospel in action.