Preparation and details, prayer and presence: Sisters are never alone at death

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Ice cream at a funeral? Funeral customs around the world have many common elements, but each culture and each religious congregation puts its unique stamp on the rituals around death and dying. 

A Valiant Woman

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Sister Julie reflects on a dear friend who is truly a Valiant Woman as Proverbs 31 so well proclaims. Who are the valiant women and men in your life?

Making Life and Death Pacts with Strangers

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As I look in my helmet mirror at the traffic coming behind me, feel the WHOOSH of the car driving by so close, and scan the horizon for cars turning off or onto the road, I am acutely aware that my life is in the hands of total strangers.

Is grief a rejection of faith?
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In this Random Nun Clip, a listener who's new to Christianity is grieving her mother's death. She wonders if her grief is a rejection of faith. Hear the full podcast at AS098.

A Vocation Unto Death – Sister Valsa John, SCJM

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I never met Sister Valsa, but she is my sister and yours. My heart breaks for the congregation, family and friends of Sister Valsa John, SCJM, a Sister of Charity of Jesus and Mary who was killed a week ago.