AS155 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 29, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. 
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Show Notes
  • Becoming a Carmelite nun
  • The influence of Saint Teresa of Avila on Carmelite spirituality
  • What Carmelite prayer looks like on a daily basis
  • Taking the world's suffering to heart in Carmelite prayer
  • "Hermits in community" -- solitude, contemplation and community life
  • Prayer in the midst of suffering and God's response
  • The experience of faith
  • Steps in the process of discerning religious life 
  • Advice for those who are considering the possibility of religious life
  • What it's like to be a Carmelite nun (video)
About our Guest

Sister Colette Ackerman, OCD, has been a Carmelite nun since 1964. Olivia Steback and Celia Ashton are soon-to-be novices with the Carmelite community.