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Our lives are mission: a reflection on Pope Francis' call to holiness

Blog Published: January 15, 2019

Gaudete et Exsultate is about a call to personal holiness, about finding God in practical ways in everyday life, by doing ordinary things. The entirety of life is mission--how do you see your life as a mission from God?

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Top 10 Fave Things I Love About Nuns

Blog Published: July 6, 2016

There are SOOOO many things to love about nuns! From their sense of adventure to their dedication to the common good -- the list is practically endless!

AS170 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont, Pennsylvania

Podcast Recorded: April 24, 2015

AS170 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 24, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus-American Province, Rosemont, Pennsylvania. 

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Revived by Joy - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: September 8, 2014

It is a real challenge to read Pope Francis's The Joy of the Gospel, when you are not feeling particularly joyful. It's Monday morning, and I have a big ole stack of work to do and a long week ahead of me topped off by a trip out of town. Am I joyful? ...

Reflecting on Bluntness - The Joy of the Gospel

Blog Published: August 25, 2014

I decided to take some time to revisit Pope Francis's "joy manifesto" -- the Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium (November 24, 2013). I invite you to join me in reflecting on this document and see what it might say to us this day. I am going to take one idea at a time, as it strikes me while I am reading. Today's idea? Bluntness!

Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

Is it enough to try to please God, or does it not count unless I do it with joy?

Podcast Recorded: July 11, 2012

This clip is from our Ask Sister podcast episode 114, recorded live on July 11, 2012. Hear the full podcast at AS114.

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“I don’t know how to do this”

Blog Published: May 18, 2012

I went out on a run a few days ago.... After a few yards, I came to a horrifying realization: I had forgotten how to run.