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The Real Nuns of "Call the Midwife"

Blog Published: September 3, 2013

I recently came an article from 2012 with the real-life nuns that have served as consultants to the show Call the Midwife. They are a group of seven Anglican sisters from the Community of Saint John the Divine. The community was founded in 1848 as a "nursing sisterhood" working with Florence Nightingale, London's East End, and then Birmingham where they've lived since 1976.

Of nuns and nursing: "Call the Midwife"

Blog Published: May 9, 2013

My sister Donna texted me a while ago and said, “U gotta c ths show--Call the Midwife. PBS. Nuns.” I hesitated, because I’m not a big fan of tv shows based on medical stuff. But I figured if Donna, who is a nurse, likes it, I probably would too, especially since it has nuns.

Top 10 Favorite Nun Moments

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Sister Julie and I had tons of fun as we reflected on some of our favorite moments over the past 10 years of A Nun's Life Ministry. We have 100s of moments but chose only 10 so we wouldn't break the Internet!

Windows in a Storm

Blog Published: May 5, 2014

... Sometimes I think we hunker down so much when we are in pain or suffering or deal with tough situations that we seal ourselves off from the world -- not allowing the suffering an opening out nor allowing help from outside in ...

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