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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!

How do nuns deal with sexual urges?

Blog Published: March 24, 2008

Do nuns ever have sexual urges, and if so how do you deal with the temptation of wanting sex.

Sisters and laity work together to energize mission and ministry

Blog Published: September 5, 2019

Our lives as religious women and as women disciples have been a privilege and a gift.  And an especially joyful part of our life, in terms of our ministries, are the non-vowed people God sends us to help bring our apostolate to perfection.

Sister Sandra Wiafewa Agyeman

Handmade Gifts by Nuns and Monks

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Did you know that you can purchase handmade rosaries, breads, cards, beer, coffee, blankets, prayer shawls, mustard, coffins, and more?! 

What is a day in the life of a sister like?

Blog Published: February 12, 2007

Question: "I was wondering if you would be interested in describing what your day is like. If you consider this an intrusion, please feel free to ignore it."

Happy Birthday to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Blog Published: September 8, 2009

September 8th is the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. It caught me off guard a bit today because I’m used to seeing the feast listed as “the birth of the BVM” not “the birthday of the BVM”.

The Prodigal Child: A Lesson on God's Unfairness?

Blog Published: March 25, 2013

The story of the prodigal child (Luke 15:17-24), which was proclaimed at liturgy earlier this Lent, is perhaps one of the most beloved parables regarding repentance and forgiveness.  The richness of the teaching within grows as one takes the time to peel back the layers.

The “Sister Mary” Naming Custom

Blog Published: June 1, 2010

You may notice that many Catholic sisters and nuns have the name “Mary” included in some form in their religious name. In a recent edition of our IHM Archives News (May 2010), our intrepid archivist Donna Westley looked at this custom in the IHM tradition. (Today we use our baptismal names as our religious names so “Mary” or its derivations are present only if it was originally part of one’s baptismal name). Here’s some of that article along with additional details I gleaned from my email conversation with Donna.

Wearing a Nun costume for Halloween

Blog Published: October 16, 2012

Nun costumes. Good, bad, or ugly? Over the years we’ve received emails from people wondering if it is respectful to wear a nun costume for Halloween. As always, the answer is “it depends.”

Nun Halloween Costume