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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.

Buying the Field - Pick up the finale in the Religious Life Trilogy

Blog Published: June 20, 2013

At long last the third and final book of Sister Sandra Schneiders's series "Religious Life in a New Millennium" is in my hands! ... I haven't even gotten to the Introduction yet and I'm already enthralled with these images of Scripture and red-slippered virgins!

The nuns address spatial racism

Blog Published: March 11, 2013

I spent part of the weekend at our IHM Motherhouse for a webinar symposium on Spatial Racism. I was grateful for the opportunity to learn more about spatial racism as I had little familiarity with it. The symposium was offered through the "Undoing Racisim" committee ...

What nuns talk about at parties

Blog Published: December 27, 2012

When was the last time you were at a party with lots of nuns? For those who’ve had little or no experience with that, here’s the inside scoop based on my Christmas day.

Can you "find yourself" by "losing yourself"?

Podcast Recorded: October 17, 2012

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister podcast episode 121. Hear the full podcast at AS121.

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A Sister Candidate on being a Mom and a Nun

Blog Published: September 7, 2012

A Nun’s Life Ministry welcomes guest blogger Diane Brown, who writes about her experience of discerning and of being a candidate with the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan. Be sure to read her other blog posts and join the conversation.

A Sister Candidate on applying and becoming a nun

Blog Published: August 10, 2012

Guest blogger Diane Brown writes about what it was like to formally apply for religious life and how it feels to begin candidacy.