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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!

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

Blog Published: November 11, 2020

The adventures of missionary life always intrigue me; every day, they require trust in God, myself, and the people I serve. Thinking of my last mission to Wau, South Sudan, I think of a quote from Paulo Coelho: "Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so." When I arrived in South Sudan, it looked like tragedy.

Lessons learned from my ministry and life as a sister

Discerning a vocation? What to do when our vocation finds us first.

Blog Published: October 27, 2020

Ever have the experience of looking for something, like car keys or a cell phone, just to find that it’s right before your eyes? Sometimes vocations are like that.

Vocation finds us first

We all need friends!

Blog Published: October 7, 2020

It's because of you - our friends - that the ministry has been thriving for 14 years!

We all need friends

Hope and Resilience

Blog Published: September 23, 2020

After many months of planning and adapting to the challenges of COVID-19, the day of the ride finally arrived! September 11 was here with new energy, new hope, and deep resilience! The riders and support team gathered together in a circle of prayer greeted by the rising sun.

Cycling with Sisters - Hope and Resilience

Cycling with Sisters

Blog Published: August 19, 2020

Two of the great adventures in my life are cycling and being a Catholic sister. In September, I'll participate in an event that combines both!

Cycling Sisters

From Running to Biking

Blog Published: August 12, 2020

From running shoes to bike tires! How does an avid runner train for a 62-mile bike ride?

Training for the Cycling with Sisters Adventure

God's designs were made known

Blog Published: August 5, 2020

God leads us into the depth of ourselves from the lowest of circumstances, yet in the most magnificent ways. To be with what is, is to trust in God's Providence.

God's designs made known

Human trafficking and paying forward the graces of God

Blog Published: July 29, 2020

I began volunteering at a local organization that provided shelter and services to victims. One member of the staff, herself a human trafficking survivor, and I connected. She taught me that a child who is consistently sold to others has no other definition of self.

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