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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!

Sisters go to ends of the earth to share Jesus

Blog Published: October 8, 2018

At first profession, we are commissioned through our superior to "live your life with courage…take to all the world a message of peace."  

Celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis!

Blog Published: October 4, 2018

When you think of Saint Francis, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For me, it’s an image associated with nature, especially animals.

Saint Francis

What religious life will look like next is God’s work

Blog Published: October 2, 2018

When I started spiritual direction, I had no idea where I was headed, and at times I was not even certain I was going anywhere.

Balance. Blurriness.

Blog Published: September 4, 2018

I sometimes have this mysterious feeling where life has to move on while life-changing moments are happening all around us.

Seeking hope in a time of great darkness

Blog Published: August 31, 2018

At A Nun’s Life, we’ve heard from many people who are asking the question, “What is happening to our Church?” It’s a question about not only the structures of the Church in need of change, but also the thousands of people whose abuse as children brought great suffering into their lives. They are--we all are--the Church, drawn together in Christ’s love and nurtured by our centuries-old religious tradition.

Sisters share their spiritually enriching encounters

Blog Published: August 27, 2018

There are many entryways to ecumenical experience. Margaret Gonsalves reflects on the door that let her personally walk into a sacred experience within a different religion.

Stitched Together

Blog Published: August 16, 2018

"This is the reality of my sisters. We are stitched together in the beautiful tapestry of life. As I move forward in what is still the early days of my religious life, I am confident that my sisters are a gift from God."

Helping women survive and succeed

Blog Published: July 31, 2018

Jane Quinlan is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province. A teacher, missionary to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and vocation minister, she later represented her order at the United Nations. She now serves in Brussels as assistant general superior of her congregation.

Neighbor children of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk congregation in Likasi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Jane Quinlan)