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Celebrating Religious Brothers Day!

Blog Published: May 1, 2019

We give a special shout-out to our Religious Brothers on this annual day of celebration in the Church!

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IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, diocesan hermit

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2011

IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, a diocesan hermit, recorded live on February 3, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Sister Laurel about about the life of a hermit, eremitical solitude, chronic illness, and more!

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Pope’s World Day of Consecrated Life Address

Blog Published: February 9, 2007

Consecrated life ... is by its nature a total and definitive, unconditional and passionate response to God (cf. “Vita Consecrata,” n. 17).

Chastened for Choosing Celibacy?

Blog Published: March 15, 2010

As a celibate, non-sex-having, vocationally-engaged person, I was intrigued by and a bit apprehensive of an article by Jamie Manson entitled Celibacy: Neither healthy nor helpful for the future of vocations in National Catholic Reporter (March 11, 2010).

AS173 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Indiana

Podcast Recorded: June 9, 2015

AS173 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 9, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Sister Sharon Holland, IHM — you rock!

Blog Published: October 16, 2007

I am so proud of my nun!  In addition to her ultra-coolness on the Vatican/Canon Law/Religious Life scene, she is also one of the most holy, gentle women that I know. I have great respect and affection for Sharon.

AS038 Ask Sister – file cabinets in the image of God, vows human made or God made, religious brothers, nun terminology

Podcast Recorded: August 20, 2010

AS038 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on August 20, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: file cabinets in the image of God (do animals or rocks have souls?), vows human or God made, religious brothers, nun terms, obedience and more!

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Slate.com on Consecrated and Monastic Life

Blog Published: October 17, 2008

Slate.com, the online news magazine, has an interesting but highly questionable assessment of consecrated and monastic life in the article "A Monastic Kind of Life: How Catholic religious communities are trying to attract young people again".