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AS181 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque, Iowa

Podcast Recorded: March 1, 2016

AS181 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 1, 2016. Sponsored by ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Dubuque, Iowa

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Show Notes

A Nun's Life Ministry celebrates 10 years of online ministry in 2016!

  • Deciding what to give your life to
  • Journey into the Catholic Church
  • Finding BVMs everywhere -- a coincidence (not)!
  • Volunteer experience with the BVMs
  • Seeing Christ in one another in community
  • The irresistible tug of God's calling
  • BVM mission: "being freed and helping others enjoy freedom in God's steadfast love"
  • Sports and spirituality
  • Theology class as an encounter with the world
  • Listeners' questions: 
    • What was the most pleasant surprise you had after joining the BVMs?
    • Where in the bible does it say to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints? Isn't prayer for God alone?
    • What's in your spiritual treasure chest that you use especially in difficult times?
    • How can you say yes to God when people oppose where God is calling you?
  • "Being a member of the BVM community is the best thing in the world because..."
  • Visit the BVM sisters online
  • Clarke University online
About our Guest

Sister Lou Anglin felt drawn to religious life and the BVMs when she was a student at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She entered the BVM community in 1985, several years after graduation. She taught middle school in Iowa, Alabama, and St. Louis, where she lived for almost 20 years. Sister Lou also served in an all-girls high school as religion teacher, campus minister, and freshmen basketball coach. Since 2006, Sister Lou has served on the congregation’s Initial Membership Team, recently completing her tenure as novice director. Sister Lou has a master’s degree in pastoral studies from Loyola University Chicago.  

Sister Paulette Skiba has been a BVM for over 30 years. She was introduced to the Catholic faith and the BVMs as a student at Mundelein College in Chicago. After graduation, she volunteered at the Working Boys’ Center in Quito, Ecuador. In her first ministry as a BVM, she taught at Holy Family Grade School in Chicago. She later completed a doctorate in systematic theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee and for over 20 years has taught in the religious studies department of Clarke University in Dubuque. She recently traveled to El Salvador as a member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious delegation to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the murder of four American church women.   

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