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Sister Debra Weina, SSJ-TOSF

February 27, 2019
The process of discernment taught me that Sisters are human, community life is messy and conflicts happen--and once I embraced this I could move forward and live the gift of who I was to this world.

Top 10 Reasons A Nun's Life Needs YOUR Support

Blog Published: December 4, 2017

YOU are very much a part of our life and mission! Here are some awesome (and practical) reasons to support the ministry and those whom we serve!

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Handmade Gifts by Nuns and Monks

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Did you know that you can purchase handmade rosaries, breads, cards, beer, coffee, blankets, prayer shawls, mustard, coffins, and more?! 

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Should I give a wedding gift even though I disagree with the marriage?

Podcast Recorded: August 10, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if giving a wedding gift is an endorsement of the marriage, even if it's not meant to be. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast episode AS188 at aNunsLife.org.

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Impatience with a side of God

Blog Published: June 9, 2014

I am not gifted with patience, nor have I prayed to have this gift. I know all too well that if I did ask, the Holy Spirit will oblige and give me ample opportunities to "acquire" the gift of patience. Fortunately God does not leave me alone in my questionable decisions -- but it's not patience that God helps me out with!

Epiphany - Gifts to Give and to Receive

Blog Published: January 6, 2014

On this Feast of the Epiphany, we celebrate the three wise ones who followed the star to Jesus the Christ! As we reflect on this scripture verse and image, consider the following thoughts.

Saying Yes

Blog Published: September 23, 2013

The yeses I'm thinking of are more of the yeses into a new moment. Maybe it's the yes to take a new job that will take us in a new direction. Or maybe it's the yes to a relationship that seems to go against our prior assumptions. It might even be the yes to throw caution to the wind and try a new route home from work! 

AS053 Ask Sister – angels, exchanging gifts, finding meaning in life, letting go of expectations and control, centering prayer

Podcast Recorded: December 17, 2010

AS053 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 17, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: angels, nuns exchanging gifts, finding meaning in life, letting go of expectations and control, centering prayer ideas and tips, and more!

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