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Legal structures can be a strength to religious congregations

Blog Published: June 5, 2019

Civil and Canon law--and how it can be helpful to women religious.


AS095 Ask Sister – the nature of grace, renouncing things one never had, nunly vows, my church NO my church!

Podcast Recorded: December 8, 2011

AS095 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 8, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: nature and theology of grace, renouncing things one never had, nun vows, the Trinity as two men and a hen?, my church NO my church!, and more!

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Band of Sisters documentary film screening

Blog Published: November 8, 2010

Sister Maxine and I attended a screening yesterday for the film “Band of Sisters,” a documentary by independent filmmaker Mary Fishman. Mary’s project took her to our IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan, a few times and since she’s based here in Chicago, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her.

IGF001 In Good Faith with Sister Sandra Schneiders

Podcast Recorded: September 2, 2010

IGF001 In Good Faith with guest Sister Sandra Schneiders recorded live on September 2, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Sister Sandra about vocation, discernment, the Gospel of John, biblical spirituality, and religious life.

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Trifecta of articles on U.S. Catholic Sisters

Blog Published: November 25, 2009

The magazine U.S. Catholic has just published three articles on U.S. Catholic Sisters. Each of them is a “must read”. I encourage you to take the time to read each one and then come on back here to offer your thoughts: what struck you? what do you have more questions about?

Investigation of U.S. Catholic Religious Sisters

Blog Published: October 7, 2009

The investigation of women religious (aka Catholic sisters or Catholic nuns) in the United States has raised many questions and concerns since it was first announced earlier this year. Here at A Nun’s Life Ministry, we’ve received a number of questions ...

Sister Sandra Schneiders on U.S. Women Religious and the Apostolic Visitation

Blog Published: August 19, 2009

Sister Sandra Schneiders’ essay on U.S. Women Religious and the Apostolic Visitation is a must-read essay for all Catholics, all people interested in Catholic sisters and nuns and/or in U.S. history, and definitely all those discerning religious life.

Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the U.S.

Blog Published: February 1, 2009

The Vatican has just announced an Apostolic Visitation “in order to look into the quality of the life” of women religious in the United States. The announcement was made public in a news conference at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on January 30.