Ask Sister

AS209 Ask Sister - signs of a vocation, DIY vows, foundresses, online training to become a nun

Podcast Recorded: July 19, 2018

Topics: signs of a vocation, DIY vows, foundresses, online nun training. Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Angela Gertsema and Monica Seaton.

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Show Notes

About the sisters  

An everyday vocation

Listener question: Do I need to be silent to hear God’s voice? But what if I don’t know how to be silent.

Billboards from God and other signs of your vocation

Saying good-bye to boyfriend

How to invite God into our lives and decisions

Listener question: What vows would you choose if you started your own order?

Ursuline’s’ vow of Instruction

The foundresses: Blessed Mother Clelia and Saint Angela Merici

Giving your whole self to God for the sake of others

Listener question: Can I do online training to become a nun?

“Ah-ha” moments in religious life

What’s it like to be part of a larger sisterhood, across many different congregations

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About our Guest


L: Sister Monica Seaton is member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, in western Kentucky. Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Sister Monica has five siblings. She has ministered as a special education teacher at Daviess County High School in Owensboro and at Owensboro Treatment Center, a juvenile correctional facility. She also ministered as a religion coordinator and teacher at Saint Patrick Catholic School in Memphis. Currently, she is the Director of Vocations for her congregation. Sister Monica has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

R: Sister Angela Gertsema is a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Hamden, Connecticut. Originally from St. Joseph, Missouri, Sister Angela has two siblings. Sister Angela has ministered as a teacher for grades 1-6 and in special education in Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut. Her ministry in missionary work has taken her to Italy and Taiwan. Currently, she is in Vocation Ministry for her congregation. Sister Angela has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English and a master’s degree in Special Education.

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