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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! 

 

Buying the Field - Pick up the finale in the Religious Life Trilogy

Blog Published: June 20, 2013

At long last the third and final book of Sister Sandra Schneiders's series "Religious Life in a New Millennium" is in my hands! ... I haven't even gotten to the Introduction yet and I'm already enthralled with these images of Scripture and red-slippered virgins!

Nun outfits in the news

Blog Published: April 29, 2013

Is our popular image of what nuns look like taking a turn? I read an article in the Mail Online, a UK news outlet, about Kelly Osbourne, in which writer Leah Simpson comments on in a recent sighting of Kelly and her boyfriend and the goings-on of the Osbourne family.

Reinventing "Nun" - a visual spiritual exercise

Blog Published: April 15, 2013

When you hear or read the word "nun", what visual immediately springs to your mind? Do you see a person, outfit, location, activity? Do you see something more abstract like a scene of simplicity, complexity, gentleness, or motion?

Conventional and UnCONVENTional Jobs of Catholic Sisters and Nuns Today

Blog Published: April 12, 2013

I am always amazed at the variety of things sisters and nuns today do because sometimes we've got this "nun job decription" in our imagination that rarely encompasses all that sisters and nuns actually do.

AS131 Ask Sister - should vegetarians give up veggies on Fridays in Lent, would you be a priest if you could, GPS nun-finder

Podcast Recorded: February 20, 2013

AS131 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 20, 2013. 

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AS128 Ask Sister – two nuns and a chat room – special Old-School edition of Ask Sister!

Podcast Recorded: January 23, 2013

AS128 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on January 23, 2013. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Special Edition: Two Nuns and a Chat Room. Topics include: habits, saints, card-playing novices, returning to the Catholic church, vow of obedience, and more!

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The grace of seeing what’s right in front of us: a nun’s-eye view

Blog Published: January 3, 2013

At first glance, the photo in this post shows an ordinary tree in winter. No leaves. Some snow. Grayish sky in the background. But when I neared the tree, I saw robins! Lots of them!