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How can I make a difference in the world, like nuns do?

Podcast Recorded: August 26, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener with a successful career wonders how to make more of a difference in the world. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS221 at aNunsLife.org.

How can I make a difference in the world, like nuns do?

Litany of the Pets to honor Saint Francis

Blog Published: October 4, 2013

Happy Feast of Saint Francis! We invite you to include your pets in the Litany. Just write their names in the “comment” area of the blog post and we’ll bring them into prayer this evening. Prayer is at 5 pm ET at aNunsLife.org/live.

NUNDAY The Original Flying Nun, Sister Mary Aquinas Kinskey, OSF

Blog Published: November 5, 2012

Most of us when we hear the words the “Flying Nun” immediately think of the 1960s comedy sitcom of the same name starring actor Sally Field as the Daughter of Charity, Sister Bertrille. Sister Batrille’s habit included a large, almost winged, head covering. Each time a wind came up it would cause Sister Bertrille to lift off the ground and fly. The comedy of course is that this happened at the most awkward of times.

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Trip Date: April 8, 2016

Catch all the action from our trip to Frankfort, Illinois—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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Celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis!

Blog Published: October 4, 2018

When you think of Saint Francis, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For me, it’s an image associated with nature, especially animals.

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Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Trip Date: March 3, 2016

Catch all the action from our trip to La Crosse, Wisconsin—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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NUNDAY Franciscan and artist Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak

Blog Published: June 10, 2013

Monday is NUNDAY! And today we have a local nun from Sylvania, Ohio, right by us in Toledo! Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak, OSF, is a Sister of Saint Francis and an artist. She currently ministers at Alverno Art Studio near Lourdes University. Sister Jane Mary was recently featured in The Eagle, the newspaper of Bryan, Texas, following the installation of her artwork at a local hospital. The article "Nun Shares Faith Through Custom Murals" by Jordan Overturf (June 9, 2013) covers the assembly and unveiling of the new ceramic murals and also a bit about the artist herself.

Olympics Speedskater is now a Catholic Nun

Blog Published: February 18, 2010

Today we celebrate an Olympian who is now a Franciscan nun. Kirstin Holum was just 17 years old when she competed in speedskating at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. She took 6th place in the 3000 meter which was considered a great achievement and a sign for future greatness.

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