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A chance encounter with teddy bears leads to Lectio Divina

Blog Published: July 25, 2013

Ever been totally captivated by a photograph or image? Our friend Zeke, a Benedictine Oblate, writes about his own encounter with a photograph that Sister Maxine took at a random garage sale. It's amazing where we find God's grace!

Nun 1.0 — Romantic, but is it accurate?

Blog Published: February 17, 2012

Tis the season to be romantic — an awesome thing to behold! Just a few letters away however, is the word romanticize — and that can be anything BUT awesome.

When New Year’s Resolutions Find Us

Blog Published: December 30, 2011

I am not a big fan of the New Year’s resolution thing, and so I wasn’t planning on blogging about anything resolution-esque.

Is it possible for anyone to be holy like a saint?

Podcast Recorded: November 23, 2011

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Fr. James Martin, SJ, about his favorite saint and whether ordinary people can be holy like the saints.Hear the full podcast at AS093.

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Two saints walked into a bar…. LOL for a healthy spiritual life

Blog Published: October 28, 2011

I don’t know if saints ever did stand-up comedy, or if the Scripture writers ever LOL’d at what they wrote. But they do show us that there’s a connection between faith, humor, happiness and transformation. It’s what Father James Martin writes about in his new book Between Heaven and Mirth.

IGF004 In Good Faith with Father James Martin, SJ

Podcast Recorded: December 2, 2010

IGF004 In Good Faith with Father James Martin, SJ, recorded live on December 2, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Father Jim about his vocation and life of prayer, faith in real life, Ignatian spirituality, the Examen and more.

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Advent: Step 1 Read

Blog Published: November 30, 2010

In the last blog post I mentioned a good formula for engaging in Advent and for deepening one’s spiritual life in general: read, pray, reflect, and act. A good first step in celebrating the season of Advent is to read.

Rudnick can mock, but he cannot win

Blog Published: July 16, 2009

Father Jim Martin’s article, "The New Yorker Has Its 'Fun with Nuns,'" about Paul Rudnick’s article has generated a lot of interesting discussion. There’s one comment in particular that I’d like to highlight. The comment is from “RP”, a religious sister ministering in Los Angeles.