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Helen Mirren's advice to live like a nun

Blog Published: June 3, 2015

The fabulous actor Helen Mirren made the headlines with her remark about having to live "like an f - - king nun" in order to make it on Broadway. Naturally my curiosity was piqued.

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"Sisters" and "Light of Love": Two Films about Catholic Sisters

Blog Published: November 4, 2013

Over the past few months we've seen the release of two one-hour documentaries featuring Catholic sisters. The two films offer a view into the world of women's religious life. While there are some similarities between the documentaries -- both follow 5 Catholic sisters, both have the sisters themselves tell their story -- there is much diversity (good diversity!) such as how the sisters express their relationship with God, how they engage they world, how they view religious life, etc.

The Divine Sister: Another play on nuns

Blog Published: June 6, 2013

I'm grateful that my introduction to The Divine Sister, a comedic play written by Charles Busch, came from a review by Lawrence Toppman, a theater critic and culture writer with The Charlotte Observer. Had I run into the predictable story line and characters elsewhere, I may have been less than amused with this comedy and missed its actual intent.

IGF022 In Good Faith with filmmaker Mary Fishman

Podcast Recorded: October 24, 2012

IGF022 In Good Faith with filmmaker Mary Fishman, recorded live on October 24, 2012. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: the making of the movie Band of Sisters, the sisters’ stories, changing hearts and minds through film.

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IGF018 In Good Faith with Carole Garibaldi Rogers

Podcast Recorded: June 13, 2012

IGF018 In Good Faith with oral historian Carole Garibaldi Rogers, recorded live on June 13, 2012. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: what is oral history, sisters’ stories of change after Vatican II, a spirituality of listening.

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Faith Heroes: Catholic Sisters and Nuns

Blog Published: March 20, 2012

Did you see this article in Huffington Post from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair? Mr. Blair wrote “My Female Faith Hero: Catholic Sisters” (March 8, 2012) for this year’s UN International Women’s Day on his Foundation’s blog. Check out these excerpts below and be sure to read the whole article!

Sugababes and Nuns

Blog Published: September 13, 2011

Hanging out with nuns is pretty cool, I have to say. But don’t take my word for it (I am an aforementioned nun after all). Even a card-carrying member of the British band Sugababes thinks so too!

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Monday Quiz: Find the derisive stereotypes of nuns in this article

Blog Published: April 25, 2011

Just when I think stereotypes and negative portrayals of Catholic sisters and nuns can’t get any worse, I read something like this review of Sister Act the Musical. No, no it’s not the musical that is problematic.