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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!

How Sisters Bridge The Age Gap

Blog Published: February 19, 2020

There may be changes in demographics of religious life, but peace and harmony are qualities that bond sisters together.

Sister Jantana Wongsankakorn, OSU

No ordinary nun gathering!

Blog Published: January 16, 2020

Religious life is full of surprises. The event that I attended with 50 nuns last weekend was no exception!

No ordinary nun gathering!

Sisters celebrate Intercultural new year’s rituals that include sharing prayers, food, memories, and hopes.

Blog Published: January 8, 2020

Sisters celebrate together intercultural new year's rituals through shared prayer, delicious food, fond memories and their hopes for the future.

Sister Barbara Valuckas, SSND

Sisters of Jesus Crucified Councilor Sr. Paulina and Sr. Nga Nguyen decorate for Christmas with visiting Vietnamese Sisters. For the past 10 years, sister-students of various Vietnamese congregations have enjoyed the hospitality of the Brockton community over the winter holidays.

Preparation and details, prayer and presence: Sisters are never alone at death

Blog Published: December 11, 2019

Ice cream at a funeral? Funeral customs around the world have many common elements, but each culture and each religious congregation puts its unique stamp on the rituals around death and dying. 


After Sr. Francis Xavier Bell's wake liturgy, the sisters and guests feasted on Zonta ice cream and other milk products. Pictured are Sr. Kanya and Sr. Songsaeng.

The Thanks and Giving holiday

Blog Published: November 26, 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday brings to mind a conference I recently attended, where people talked about the connection between “thanks” and “giving.”

The season for Thanks and Giving

Beyond The Habit - Episode 5: Sister Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay

Blog Published: November 25, 2019

“I thought well, if I enter, sisters don’t dance. I’ll have to leave that behind.” Little did she know, dance would become a key part of her ministry—and her prayer.




Sisters believe in the power of prayer and the impact it has on their daily experiences

Blog Published: November 12, 2019

No matter what ministry a sister is involved in--retreat direction, political activism, teaching, catechesis, public speaking, or eco-spirituality, her prayer life is very intertwined in the daily experiences. 

Sister Teresa Joseph FMA

Sr. Teresa Joseph leads a concluding prayer at the first International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns event, which was held Oct. 14-18, 2018, at Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Beyond The Habit - Episode 4: Sister Celine and Sister Marie Estelle

Blog Published: November 11, 2019

A great joy in religious life is being overwhelmed by God’s love for me personally and being able to be a conduit of that love to others.

Sister Celine and Sister Marie-Estelle

Beyond the Habit - Episode 4: Sister Celine and Sister Marie Estelle - Being a Carmelite is a "Call to Intimacy"