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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 ...

Nuns Reach Out to Women in Prostitution

Blog Published: November 22, 2007

Under the guidance of Sister Eugenia, who has emerged as a world leader fighting human trafficking, participants presented detailed assessments of trafficking trends in their countries, as well as strategies to prevent women and girls from being lured into prostitution.

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.

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.

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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Nun Fights Cussing with Cussing

Blog Published: December 12, 2007

It didn’t seem like a big deal, but maybe the idea of a nun using cuss words was too tantalizing to pass up.

Sisters describe ways they foster dialogue between groups with differing values.

Blog Published: October 23, 2019

I live and work in El Paso, Texas, which has become a central hub for the U.S. refugee situation. We use research, reflection, leadership development, education and action in working for justice to transform the region around El Paso; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico. We use research, reflection, leadership development, education and action in working for justice to transform the region around El Paso; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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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.