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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!

AS093 Ask Sister – Special Edition on Saints, holiness, and joy with guests Sister Sandra Schneiders and Father James Martin

Podcast Recorded: November 24, 2011

AS093 Ask Sister podcast published on November 24, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. This is a Special Edition on Saints, holiness, and joy. The nuns are joined by Catholic superstars Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM, and Father James Martin, SJ.

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AS020 Ask Sister – vocational terror, regret, shaved heads, nun finances, animal ministry, the habit, and more!

Podcast Recorded: April 9, 2010

AS020 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 9, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: wearing the habit, nun finances, vocational terror, animal ministry, feeling regret after becoming a sister, shaved heads, bubble baths and more.

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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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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 ...

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? ...

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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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!