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How do you balance the vow of poverty with the necessities for everyday life?

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2014

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Jill and Sister Cathy about the vow of poverty in relation to simplicity and the common life. Hear the full podcast at AS153.

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If you enter religious life, can you bring your house and car along?

Podcast Recorded: February 2, 2013

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister episode 130. Hear the full podcast at AS130.

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A Reflection on Home — IHM Home

Blog Published: November 11, 2010

Today we have a special blog post written by our Sister Josephine Sferrella, IHM. Sister Josephine wrote this last summer and graciously gave us permission to publish it here.

The Vow of Poverty

Blog Published: January 3, 2007

In a recent comment, Marilyn asked what I think of the vow of poverty. She pointed out the different meanings of the word poverty: 1) lacking resources and 2) renouncing the right to individual ownership. The vow of poverty has more to do with the second meaning.