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Water's Call to Live Mindfully

Blog Published: August 4, 2014

I admit, I've rocked it out to the power ballad "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" by glam metal band Cinderella. Hey, I was an 80s kid! That's how we rolled. The words of the refrain have been playing in the back of my mind as we faced a major local water problem here in Toledo, Ohio.

RNC - We're doing the play Sister Act, so I need to get into the frame of mind of a sister. Any advice?

Podcast Recorded: July 16, 2014

In this Random Nun Clip, we offer advice on how to act like a nun to a student who is preparing for a role in the play Sister Act. Hear the full podcast episode at  AS159.

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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 ...

Justice and Catholic Nuns go hand-in-hand

Blog Published: January 30, 2012

The New Orleans paper, The Times-Picayune posted a great story this week — Young lawyer fights for social justice on her way to becoming a nun (January 29, 2012). The article is about Alison McCrary, a young woman who is a lawyer and in the process of becoming a Catholic sister with the Congregation of Saint Joseph. Alison lives with a community of St. Joseph sisters near Bayou St. John.

The Good You

Blog Published: October 3, 2011

Today’s liturgical readings call us to remember and to live today the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. We all know the gist of the story. A traveler is violently attacked and left for dead, passersby avoid the person, but then the least likely of them stops and tenderly cares for the person.

Vow of Poverty means challenging Goldman Sachs

Blog Published: April 5, 2011

Here at A Nun’s Life Ministry, we’re often asked about what the vow of poverty is and how it is lived both personally and as a congregation. While a significant aspect of the vow is that we hold all things in common and don’t personally own anything, there are other dimensions too.

My Greatest Peace Teachers

Blog Published: May 26, 2010

In reflecting on the question, who are my greatest peace teachers, I’ve come to a simple conclusion; they are all those persons in my life who are Risk-Takers for Peace.

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN

Blog Published: July 20, 2008

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, was a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur who was killed in February 2005 because of her work with and on behalf of the people of Brazil.