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AS178 Ask Sister - ill-mannered monks, The Trouble with Angels and nun movies, does God ignore unprayerful people

Podcast Recorded: December 9, 2015

AS178 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 9, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry.   

 

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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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The Sisterhood on Lifetime: The Context of Discernment

Blog Published: November 24, 2014

"The Sisterhood" is a new reality TV show that is airing on the Lifetime channel tomorrow evening. There's been quite a bit of conversation in the Catholic world about this show and it hasn't even aired yet! We've seen the trailer, we've read the background information, we've heard the conversations. Here's what we've got to say about it.

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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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AS159 Ask Sister - how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear

Podcast Recorded: July 16, 2014

AS159 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on July 16, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: actress wonders how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear, and more!

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AS158 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, California

Podcast Recorded: June 20, 2014

AS158 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 18, 2014, in Fremont, California.

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Windows in a Storm

Blog Published: May 5, 2014

... Sometimes I think we hunker down so much when we are in pain or suffering or deal with tough situations that we seal ourselves off from the world -- not allowing the suffering an opening out nor allowing help from outside in ...

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No Fainting Princesses, Please

Blog Published: March 17, 2014

Living in a women's religious community within the broader tradition of religious life, I take for granted having role models who are women. As I watched the movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire last night, I was grateful that the entertainment industry is offering more roles (especially for young people) that portray strong women leaders -- not fainting princesses.