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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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NUNDAY with Sisters Rosina and Alison celebrating important formation landmarks

Blog Published: September 17, 2012

We celebrate Nunday today with Sisters Rosina Pham and Alison Green of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon (SSMO). The sisters recently professed vows, continuing their fabulous journey of religious life. Our thanks to Sister Alison and her nuns for the blog post and photo.

How to get the hell out

Blog Published: October 18, 2011

When I taught catechism to 5th and 6th graders, it was inevitable that there would be lots of giggling and mock-scandalized looks when reference was made to the word hell. It’s a legit word which means something all together different from something based on a Dante novel or creepy horror film.

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Convent decor...de rigueur?

Podcast Recorded: March 26, 2010

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister podcast episode 19. Hear the full podcast at AS019.

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A condition of complete simplicity

Blog Published: August 11, 2009

Yesterday I came across a line by poet T.S. Eliot that struck me so soundly that I drove immediately to the bookstore and got a copy of his book of verse Four Quartets.

Nuns on the Move

Blog Published: June 1, 2009

I have often heard Catholic sisters and nuns say, “Join the convent, see the world” because many of us do travel quite a bit for ministry and mission. Along with that comes the always pleasant task of actually moving. You know what I mean — boxes, tape, clutter, dust, lifting, moving, renting, changing, bubble wrap, exhaustion!

Make My Heart Simple

Blog Published: March 18, 2009

This morning’s prayer (from the Liturgy of the Hours) gave me pause today because it kind of summed up how I feel this Lenten season.

Living Simply — the closet tells the story

Blog Published: January 30, 2008

This past weekend I spent a chunk of time weeding out my wardrobe — it’s not quite spring cleaning as it is most definitely still winter. But the closet was looking a little too full for my desire to live simply.