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What drew you to religious life?

April 2, 2018

Sister Angela Gertesma, ASCJ, reflects on the journey that led to her religious life.

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How did you overcome trials in your vocation?

February 19, 2018

How did you overcome trials in your vocation? Sister Lorraine Reaume, OP, reflects on this in this candid conversation with A Nun's Life. 

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What values shape your life?

Blog Published: December 27, 2017

In this blog post, Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, reflects on her time as an archaeologist and how collecting information about people's daily lives in that role is similar to what Benedictines have been doing since the Dark Ages.

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Can I do nun-like ministry without being a nun?

Podcast Recorded: June 21, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks for ideas about being of service to others. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS197, with hosts Sister Maxine and Almost-Sister Jane.

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Helen Mirren's advice to live like a nun

Blog Published: June 3, 2015

The fabulous actor Helen Mirren made the headlines with her remark about having to live "like an f - - king nun" in order to make it on Broadway. Naturally my curiosity was piqued.

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A Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister: 3 Common Elements

Blog Published: May 27, 2014

What's a day in the life of a Catholic sister or nun? This is a tough question to answer because Catholic sisters and nuns have such a variety of lifestyles, ministries, and callings! Each community has its own distinctive personality and flavor. No two communities -- indeed no two nuns -- are the same!

Saving Sister

Blog Published: January 27, 2014

Last week we celebrated the life and mourned the death of our dear Sister Mary Ellen, affectionately known as Mel.... At her wake we had a "remembering" prayer service during which Sister Barbara reflected on Mel's life, ministry, loves, and adventures. I loved hearing about Mel, especially the stories of adventures I never knew she had! But what struck me most was when Barbara said these words.

Stories of thanksgiving and transformation and nuns

Blog Published: November 25, 2013

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and among the things I’m thankful for are good stories. And I found a bunch of them in the new book, Thank You, Sisters!