Catholic Faith

AS199 Ask Sister - saintly martyrs and virgins, praying in default mode, biblical fatty portions for God

Podcast Recorded: August 16, 2017

Join us for a livestreaming Ask Sister podcast, where we take your questions about God, faith, religious life and everything in between! Hosted by Sister Maxine, with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, theologian and member of the Sylvania Franciscans. Read more about Sister Shannon below (BTW she is awesome)!

During the live broadcast, you can interact with us and the online community in the chat room. We'll take your questions and comments and bring them into the conversation!  We'll also respond to these questions that listeners have sent in advance:

  • Why are women saints often called "martyrs and virgins," but men saints only "martyrs"?
  • In the bible, why did Abel give God the "fatty portion" of a sheep? That doesn't sound very appetizing.
  • My prayers are time-consuming but don't feel authentic anymore. I'm in default prayer mode--please help!

How to hear a recording of the podcast
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AS198 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas

Podcast Recorded: July 20, 2017

AS198 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal, and more! 

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Religion questions for extraterrestrials

Podcast Recorded: June 21, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Maxine and Almost-Sister Jane talk about the Vatican Observatory and questions they might ask to beings on other planets. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS197 on our website.

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AS196 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado

Podcast Recorded: May 11, 2017

AS196 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 11, 2017. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado.

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How can I share the message of Jesus in my everyday life?

Blog Published: April 18, 2017

On the Feast of Saint Mark we hear his gospel account of Jesus' ascension into heaven. How is Jesus calling you to "proclaim the gospel to every creature"?

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AS195 Ask Sister - Holy Week homestretch, First Communion gifts, asking for prayers, penance, metrics for holiness

Podcast Recorded: April 11, 2017

AS195 Ask Sister - Holy Week homestretch. First Communion gifts for grade schoolers. Asking for prayers. Penance. Metrics for holiness.

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What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

Lenten reflection

AS193 Ask Sister - kneeling at Mass, girlfriend advice from God, sisters' names, who's the boss

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2017

Topics:  Non-kneeler feels judged at Mass. God's advice about girlfriend problems. How sisters get their names. Priests, nuns, bosses.