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Vow of Poverty, Not Destitution

Blog Published: August 18, 2014

Poverty? That's not good at all, right? The word itself often calls to mind the reality of destitution that many people in our own country and indeed our very own neighborhood face every single day -- living without sufficient resources. But the word poverty is also one that is an important part of our lives as Catholic sisters and nuns -- as well as religious brothers, monks, and friars.

Vow of Poverty

How do you balance the vow of poverty with the necessities for everyday life?

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2014

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Jill and Sister Cathy about the vow of poverty in relation to simplicity and the common life. Hear the full podcast at AS153.

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Pope Francis on the cult of money: we are not let off the golden hook

Blog Published: May 17, 2013

As I've been reading Pope Francis's words on living in a "cult of money" I found myself agreeing and thinking about the world "out there." After all, with my aforementioned vow of poverty, there's no way I'd be in that cult of money! But is that really the case?

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 ...

Christ Carries Us in Our Poverty

Blog Published: February 27, 2013

Today's readings certainly complement each other in meaning and lesson. Jeremiah puts forth the gift of trust. Who do we give our trust to — the human person or the Lord? The season of Lent calls us to stop our busyness and reflect upon our works and efforts and daily life. What empowers or gives energy to your work and efforts?

IGF017 In Good Faith with Jane Knuth

Podcast Recorded: May 23, 2012

IGF017 In Good Faith with author Jane Knuth, recorded live on May 23, 2012. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include meeting God at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, a lesson in forgiveness, unexpected spiritual companions, Medjugorje pilgrim.

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AS103 Ask Sister – guest nuns join our hosts, living the life of Jesus, too much bling in church, ways to pray in everyday life

Podcast Recorded: February 22, 2012

AS103 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 22, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: Sr. Marie Gabriel and Sr. Dorothy guest nuns, living the life of Jesus, too much bling in church, ways to pray in everyday life, and more!

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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.