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What does “growth” mean in terms of religious communities?

Blog Published: June 1, 2007

Quite a conversation is taking place around Nuns: Perceptions and Assumptions. The latest comment sounded like a good springboard for a new post

No Such Thing as Cookie Cutter Nuns

Blog Published: February 7, 2007

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.

RNC - How does your ministry reflect the charism of your congregation?

Podcast Recorded: January 16, 2013

This clip is from our Ask Sister podcast episode 127, recorded live on January 16, 2013. Hear the full podcast at AS127.

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Returning to Our Foundation

Blog Published: October 24, 2007

Yesterday I listened to the broadcast of the conversation between Sister Marie Pappas, CR, and myself on the “Pathways to Learning” program on Sirius Radio’s The Catholic Channel #159. Strange to listen to oneself. Never quite sounds like yourself.

AS145 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, in Des Plaines, Illinois

Podcast Recorded: August 21, 2013

AS145 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on August 21, 2013, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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

Podcast Recorded: March 10, 2014

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.

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In Awe of Sisterhood

Blog Published: August 27, 2013

It has been fabulous visiting religious congregations on our Motherhouse Road Trip. The nuns we visit have enjoyed it, and our listeners, readers, followers, and fans have enjoyed it! While I fully expected that I would also enjoy the road trip visits, I am surprised at how profound these experiences have touched me....