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AS182 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Podcast Recorded: March 3, 2016

We talk with our guests Sister Katie Mitchell and Sister Eileen McKenzie!

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Show Notes

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

  • 3:01: Called to religious life: the story of 2 Saturdays
  • 6:36: Meeting the FSPAs through Sister Thea Bowman
  • 12:59: Formation and service as a lay missioner in West Africa
  • 18:13: Advice for discerning God's calling
  • 23:40: Listener question: It sounds like discernment can be a joyless time of soul searching, but are there other aspects?
  • 25:36: Community acupuncture ministry
  • 29:38: Parish ministry as a pastoral associate
  • 32:16: Perpetual adoration as FSPA sisters
  • 35:55: Listener question: It's been a long time since my last Sunday mass and confession. I'd love to attend church again, beginning with confession, but what do I say?
  • 45:36: Listener question: Somebody I knew from high school asked me for financial help. I helped, but only because it's my duty as a Christian. Does motivation matter?

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About our Guest

 Sister Katie Mitchell is a pastoral associate at Saint Mary Parish in Evanston, Illinois, where she assists adults and young adults with faith formation. She also began a bereavement group at the parish, and she serves with parishioners who are involved in social justice issues. Sister Katie has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Sister Eileen McKenzie is a registered nurse and a certified acupuncturist. She established FSPA Community Acupuncture in La Crosse, and co-founded Integrative Therapies, a shared space of professional care offering acupuncture, massage, energy work and spiritual direction. Sister Eileen has a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University. 

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