Habits Revisted

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In my post TIME magazine article on nuns, veils, and blogs, Hans wrote a thoughtful comment about habits and his experience with the habit. He aptly notes that the modern view on habits is quite mixed.

How do I choose a religious community?

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While religious communities have much in common—the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living a life of service and prayer—they also are different.

How do Presentation Sisters today carry on the mission begun decades ago by Nano Nagle?

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In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Annette and Sister Carmen about how Presentation Sisters today respond to the needs of the times in the spirit of foundress Nano Nagle. Hear the full podcast at AS154.

How does your Community's charism guide your ministry?

June 8, 2020

In this #Nunday video, Sister Jean McKinney, CSJ, talks about the joy she experienced when getting to know the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and how that relationship caused an unending smile on her face and in her heart!

No Such Thing as Cookie Cutter Nuns

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Within religious life there is a huge diversity of lifestyles and charisms. There is no single way to be a nun or sister or monk or brother. Such diversity is a good thing for the Church and world for it allows the different gifts of the Spirit to be manifest and used in response to the needs of the world. I am reminded of Saint Paul’s letter to the Corinthians where he talks about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Read on, and as you do, consider how different communities have different gifts.