religious life

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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Sister Bela Mis, C.PP.S.

December 22, 2017
I feel my main call is to love, to serve and to walk with those who are suffering even when it is not easy.
Sister Bela Mis, C.PP.S.

What is Advent anyway?

Blog Published: December 13, 2017

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM, talks about how she has prepared for Advent this year, and how its been different than her Advent preparation in the past. 

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On Being a Millennial and a Nun

Blog Published: March 28, 2017

A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, who writes about her experience of discerning and being a canonical novice with the Congregation of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Christina

Could God be calling me to religious life even though I'm not Catholic?

Blog Published: February 16, 2016

What is it about the life that is calling to you? Is it the focus of prayer and deepening the relationship with God that religious life allows for?

 

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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.

The Sisterhood on Lifetime

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

Nunapalooza: Religious Life is Alive and Well

Blog Published: June 30, 2014

The convent was abuzz this weekend with celebrations of all sorts! And not just among my own nuns but it seems it was a nunapalooza for many congregations! My Facebook newsfeed was filled with photos and links and congrats to sisters celebrating their jubilees as well as to women professing vows, being received as novices, and entering as candidates and postulants!

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