Ask Sister

AS204 Ask Sister - creationism, painful prompts from God, Lenten willpower, faith and adulting

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2018

Topics: creationism, painful prompts from God, Lenten willpower, faith and adulting. Hosted by Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF.

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Show Notes

A fave bible character: the Canaanite woman with hutzpah.

High school listener needs help on homework topic: evolution vs. creationism.

Creation stories in Genesis: sacred myth, literal history, or fake news.

Resources for Catholic Church teaching on evolution.

Listener wonders if God causes pain to get us to go in the right direction.

The temptation to hang on to anger and pain.

Joy as a sign of vocation, even if there’s pain too.

Listener laments lack of willpower during Lent.

Lent ideas: Gratitude journal, reconciliation, placing our troubles upon the altar

What it means to bestow ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Listener asks if Jesus will make her do things she doesn’t want to, like become a nun.

Being invited vs. coerced by Jesus into a vocation.

Faith, adulting, and confusion.

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About our Guest

Sister Shannon Schrein is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society. She is the author of Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague  and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation (Liturgical Press, 1998). She is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society. Sister Shannon has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.

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