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How did the terms Christian and Catholic come into use?

Podcast Recorded: November 8, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks when in church history did the words "Christian" and "Catholic" start being used. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS202 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.

When did the terms Christian and Catholic start being used

AS186 Ask Sister - NunCam bikes again, prayerful church history, gruesome saint pics, being a good Christian

Podcast Recorded: June 22, 2016

AS186 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 22, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry.

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AS100 Ask Sister – Highlights of fav shows in honor of 100th Ask Sister episode, GPS rosary for finding religious life, vow of obedience vs. doormat

Podcast Recorded: February 2, 2012

AS100 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 2, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: Highlights in honor of 100th episode, GPS rosary for religious life, vow of obedience vs. doormat, and more!

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NUNDAY Benedictine Women of Madison

Blog Published: December 7, 2009

This past weekend, Sister Maxine and I stayed with the Benedictine Women of Madison at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, Wisconsin. It was a delight to be with the sisters and with the wonderful community of oblates, retreatants, coworkers, and members of the Sunday assembly. The monastery grounds held so much beauty too — trees, trails, hills, and critters!

Nun Dropped from Oxford Junior Dictionary

Blog Published: February 16, 2009

Surely, I thought, this must be a joke as I read a news headline saying that the word “nun” has been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. But it’s no joke. Lisa Saunders, a mom in Ireland, discovered that the new edition of the dictionary had dropped a bunch of words.

“Living My Prayer” by Sister Helen Prejean

Blog Published: January 8, 2008

Here is an essay from Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ. It was aired on the NPR segment, This I Believe, ”a national media project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives.”

What makes being a nun unique?

Blog Published: November 16, 2006

In a comment on “TIME magazine article on nuns, veils, and blogs“, Jenn asks the question of what makes being a nun a unique call. She writes: “I think our call to be a Christian means we shouldn’t be sleeping around and we should be living simply (we should live simply so others in our world can have something).

AS118 Ask Sister – Catholic but not Christian?, encountering Jesus in works of fiction, child-bearing and women’s salvation

Podcast Recorded: September 5, 2012

AS118 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 5, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: Catholic but not Christian?, encountering Jesus in works of fiction, child-bearing and women’s salvation.

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