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3 Siblings become Catholic Priests

Blog Published: July 26, 2012

Catholic priests are bountiful in the Strand family of Wisconsin. Luke and Jake are already ordained priests and Vincent is in formation with the Jesuits. This is a heartening story about how these young men felt drawn to the Gospel, outreach, and faith … and how each in their own way wrestled with and embraced their unique path to becoming priests and a Jesuit.

Leaving Home for the Convent

Blog Published: October 9, 2007

Continuing my reflections on Saint Teresa of Avila … Finally, after all kinds of questioning, resistance, and prayer, Teresa happens to read the Epistles of Saint Jerome which must have truly edified her for she says she was filled with much courage. Courage was exactly what she needed for she knew that telling her father about her desire to enter the Carmelite monastery would be really, really tough

AS022 Ask Sister – romantic desires, spouse of Christ image, nun ranks, peace in the madness of life, telling family

Podcast Recorded: April 23, 2010

AS022 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 23, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: having romantic desires, spouse of Christ image, nun ranking system, formation, finding peace in the madness of life, telling parents, and more!

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AS029 Ask Sister – prioritizing religious communities to visit, a worried mom, steps in becoming a nun, semi-supportive parent

Podcast Recorded: June 11, 2010

AS029 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 11, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: prioritizing religious communities to visit, a worried mom, steps in becoming a nun, dealing with a semi-supportive parent, and more.

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Giving our lives for others

Blog Published: June 21, 2012

This morning, one of my sisters called on her way to her daughter’s college orientation. It all seemed to happen so fast, she said–her daughter growing up and now leaving home. She talked about the joys and challenges of raising a child in today’s world. She talked about how different she and her husband’s life will be, and how deeply they will miss their daughter. I imagine that at the college orientation, she will be with many other parents who feel the same way.

What you don't want to hear when you tell people, "I'm thinking of becoming a nun."

Podcast Recorded: August 8, 2012

This clip is from our Ask Sister podcast episode 116, recorded live on August 8, 2012. Hear the full podcast at AS116.

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I'm interested in becoming Catholic, but my dad isn't happy about it. What to do?

Podcast Recorded: August 15, 2012

This clip is from our Ask Sister podcast episode 117, recorded live on August 15, 2012. Hear the full podcast at AS117.

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