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Postcards and other surprises from the convent

Podcast Recorded: February 22, 2018

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about surprises along the way to entering religious life. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS203. Hosts:Sister Maxine and guest Sister Michele Denton, IHM, religion teacher at Marian High School. 

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AS203 Ask Sister - improve your chances of being a nun, prayer winners and losers, making God wait

Podcast Recorded: February 22, 2018

Topics: improving your chances of being a nun, prayer winners and losers, making God wait. Hosted by sister Maxine with guest Sister Michele Denton, IHM.

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Sister Lisa Perkowski, IHM

July 14, 2017
I was quietly discerning becoming a sister, thinking I had to know for sure whether I wanted to be a sister before approaching the vocation director.
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AS193 Ask Sister - kneeling at Mass, girlfriend advice from God, sisters' names, who's the boss

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2017

Topics:  Non-kneeler feels judged at Mass. God's advice about girlfriend problems. How sisters get their names. Priests, nuns, bosses.

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New Liturgical Furnishings = Spiritual Rearrangement!

Blog Published: November 10, 2014

You know how it goes -- you get a new piece of furniture, a new plant or painting and then EVERYTHING in the room has to be rearranged. No matter how seemingly unobtrusive the item may be, it may feel like things just have to shift around and re-balance.

The Power of a Snapshot

Blog Published: February 3, 2014

Yesterday while chilling at the convent, a snapshot turned my day from overwhelmed to graced!

Experiencing God and My Sisters at Nunapalooza

Blog Published: July 29, 2013

It's difficult to put into words fully what the experience was like personally. For me, it was both an experience of intense sisterhood and also an encounter with God. It was at once deeply communal and deeply personal.

Moving Into a Contemplative Stance at Nunapalooza

Blog Published: July 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite weeks of the whole year which I affectionately call Nunapalooza because all of the sisters and associates in my IHM Community come home to Monroe, Michigan, for Community Days and Jubilee. Community Days is the few days before Jubilee where we gather to pray, reflect, and be with one another. Together with Jubilee, it is like a total immersion into the very heart of the community and of our mission in God. What's so amazing about Community Days is it's like a snapshot of the contemplative stance we try to live day in and day out as Catholic sisters.