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A Day in the Life of a Catholic Sister: 3 Common Elements

Blog Published: May 27, 2014

What's a day in the life of a Catholic sister or nun? This is a tough question to answer because Catholic sisters and nuns have such a variety of lifestyles, ministries, and callings! Each community has its own distinctive personality and flavor. No two communities -- indeed no two nuns -- are the same!

Saving Sister

Blog Published: January 27, 2014

Last week we celebrated the life and mourned the death of our dear Sister Mary Ellen, affectionately known as Mel.... At her wake we had a "remembering" prayer service during which Sister Barbara reflected on Mel's life, ministry, loves, and adventures. I loved hearing about Mel, especially the stories of adventures I never knew she had! But what struck me most was when Barbara said these words.

AS131 Ask Sister - should vegetarians give up veggies on Fridays in Lent, would you be a priest if you could, GPS nun-finder

Podcast Recorded: February 20, 2013

AS131 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on February 20, 2013. 

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AS095 Ask Sister – the nature of grace, renouncing things one never had, nunly vows, my church NO my church!

Podcast Recorded: December 8, 2011

AS095 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 8, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: nature and theology of grace, renouncing things one never had, nun vows, the Trinity as two men and a hen?, my church NO my church!, and more!

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AS094 Ask Sister – nun hairstyles, a question of morals, debunking nun myths for your friends, nuns for 4-year-old, weird detours

Podcast Recorded: November 30, 2011

AS094 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 30, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: nun hairstyles, a question of morals, debunking nun myths for your friends, explaining nuns to a 4-year-old child, weird detours, and more!

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AS092 Ask Sister – call and dread in discernment, novelist seeks info on real-life nuns, a sister’s ministry to kids with AIDS, cookin’ and cleanin’ nuns

Podcast Recorded: November 17, 2011

AS092 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 17, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: call and dread in discernment, a novelist seeks info on real-life nuns, ministry to and with children, cooking and cleaning nuns, and more!

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AS086 Ask Sister – nun and reverend? balancing Facebook and life, battling demons and giants, prayers for discernment

Podcast Recorded: September 29, 2011

AS086 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 29, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: Sister and Reverend Lynne Smith talks about her vocation, balancing Facebook and life, battling demons and giants, prayers for discernment

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AS083 Ask Sister – God a tempter?!, seeking God, The Mighty Macs movie, name-calling nuns, and more

Podcast Recorded: September 8, 2011

AS083 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 8, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: God a tempter?!, seeking God, The Mighty Macs movie, name-calling nuns, and more!

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