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Signs and wonders on the Lenten journey

Blog Published: April 4, 2019

I found myself in new terrain this week, not sure if my Lenten daily walks were going to happen.

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Engaging the Lenten Journey

Blog Published: March 5, 2019

Have you given much thought to your Lenten practice this year? What are you going to do differently, what are you giving up, and how are you making a different space for God in your daily life?

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Should I give up tiresome friends for Lent?

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks what to do about Lent and friends who talk constantly about food. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS180. 

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AS180 Ask Sister - giving up tiresome friends for Lent, parading around our holiness, fasting

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2016

AS180 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 3, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. 


AS149 Ask Sister - Sound of Music gone country; nun customs of greeting and respect, and "the discipline"

Podcast Recorded: November 10, 2013

AS149 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 20, 2013.

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Should vegetarians give up veggies on Fridays in Lent?

Podcast Recorded: February 20, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about whether vegetarians should give up veggies on Fridays in Lent, just as non-vegetarians give up meat. Hear the full podcast at AS131.

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Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

Austerity, Thou Art My Friend

Blog Published: January 16, 2012

We had a very interesting conversation about penance and sacrifice on the last Ask Sister podcast. For some people those are harsh, negative words, but for others, they are words of freedom and wholeness.