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Cleaning out the attic: sacramentals and mementos

Blog Published: May 21, 2013

As a Catholic sister professing the vow of poverty, I have divested myself of all possessions, even the Clifford the Big Red Dog books that I adored as a child. Yet even without that vow, it felt like this stuff was never really mine to begin with. Maybe it’s because they had served their purpose, maybe because they were like sacramentals signifying something greater than the thing itself.

I NEED SILENCE, shouts the nun!

Blog Published: March 22, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about silence during these days of Lent, and soberly realizing how little I have of it.

AS057 Ask Sister – legit baptisms, stuff and the vow of poverty, novitiate reception ceremonies, online faith – is it enough?

Podcast Recorded: January 21, 2011

AS057 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on January 21, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: legit baptisms, stuff and the vow of poverty, novitiate reception ceremonies, looking for faith on the Internet, commitment to God, and more!

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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.