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AS227 Ask Sister - life after the Novitiate, convent vs. plain old house, vaping in Lent, nun notecards

Podcast Recorded: February 21, 2020

Topics: life after the Novitiate, convent vs. plain old house, vaping in Lent, nun notecards. Hosts: Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Jane Aseltyne, IHM.

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Show Notes

Ask Sister Podcast, with Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Jane Aseltyne, IHM

News from beyond the Novitiate: Sister Jane's life as a First Professed sister

Sister Who?

What it means to be a First Professed sister

Listener: How is a convent different from a regular house? Do you have fun or is it serious all the time?

Prayer, community, and ministry on a “typical” day

Sister Jane’s go-to meal when it’s her day to cook for 11 sisters

What nun parties are like

Listener: If I fast from vaping in Lent, does it count, or does fasting only count for food?

Lenten practices of almsgiving, prayer…and Netflix fasting

Offering a sacrifice of gratitude when we’d rather complain 

Listener: I’ll soon attend a sister’s Final Profession. Where can I find a card and what should I write?

The Nun Gift Shop

Prayer in the form of notecards sent by friends


IHM Sisters celebrate 175th anniversary this year

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Intro/outro music by Wild Carrot  

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About our Guest

 Sister Jane Aseltyne, IHM, is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, based in Monroe, Michigan. She entered the Novitiate in August 2017 and professed First Vows in August 2019. Before joining the IHM Sisters, she worked at A Nun's Life Ministry for four years. She previously ministered in health care and with at-risk youth. Sister Jane has a BA in Communications and is pursuing a Master's degree in Theology. Sister Jane was born and raised in southeast Michigan. 

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