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AS096 Ask Sister – run-ins with the Blessed Virgin Mary, hanging on to pre-Vatican II stuff, adopt-a-nun, and more

Podcast Recorded: December 29, 2011

AS096 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on December 29, 2011. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: run-ins with the Blessed Virgin Mary, hanging on to pre-Vatican II stuff, adopt-a-nun, how to know and respond when God is calling, and more!

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Chastened for Choosing Celibacy?

Blog Published: March 15, 2010

As a celibate, non-sex-having, vocationally-engaged person, I was intrigued by and a bit apprehensive of an article by Jamie Manson entitled Celibacy: Neither healthy nor helpful for the future of vocations in National Catholic Reporter (March 11, 2010).

A Memoir by IHM Sister Margaret Brennan

Blog Published: February 24, 2010

My dear friend and IHM Sister Margaret Brennan recently published her memoir, What Was There for Me Once (2009 Novalis) and last week National Catholic Reporter published a review of the book called “A life of change and renewal” (February 19, 2010).

Sister Sandra Schneiders on U.S. Women Religious and the Apostolic Visitation

Blog Published: August 19, 2009

Sister Sandra Schneiders’ essay on U.S. Women Religious and the Apostolic Visitation is a must-read essay for all Catholics, all people interested in Catholic sisters and nuns and/or in U.S. history, and definitely all those discerning religious life.

NUNDAY Sister Mary Ruth Dittman, SDS

Blog Published: April 13, 2009

Happy Easter! This Easter Monday we celebrate Easter and Nunday with a beautiful photo and story of Sister Mary Ruth Dittman, SDS. Sister Mary Ruth is a Sister of the Divine Savior. The Salvatorians, as the Sisters of the Divine Savior are known, minister throughout the US and world.

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Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the U.S.

Blog Published: February 1, 2009

The Vatican has just announced an Apostolic Visitation “in order to look into the quality of the life” of women religious in the United States. The announcement was made public in a news conference at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on January 30.

Slate.com on Consecrated and Monastic Life

Blog Published: October 17, 2008

Slate.com, the online news magazine, has an interesting but highly questionable assessment of consecrated and monastic life in the article "A Monastic Kind of Life: How Catholic religious communities are trying to attract young people again".

Sister Sharon Holland, IHM — you rock!

Blog Published: October 16, 2007

I am so proud of my nun!  In addition to her ultra-coolness on the Vatican/Canon Law/Religious Life scene, she is also one of the most holy, gentle women that I know. I have great respect and affection for Sharon.