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No ordinary nun gathering!

Blog Published: January 16, 2020

Religious life is full of surprises. The event that I attended with 50 nuns last weekend was no exception!

No ordinary nun gathering!

Sisters celebrate Intercultural new year’s rituals that include sharing prayers, food, memories, and hopes.

Blog Published: January 8, 2020

Sisters celebrate together intercultural new year's rituals through shared prayer, delicious food, fond memories and their hopes for the future.

Sister Barbara Valuckas, SSND

Preparation and details, prayer and presence: Sisters are never alone at death

Blog Published: December 11, 2019

Ice cream at a funeral? Funeral customs around the world have many common elements, but each culture and each religious congregation puts its unique stamp on the rituals around death and dying. 

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The Thanks and Giving holiday

Blog Published: November 26, 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday brings to mind a conference I recently attended, where people talked about the connection between “thanks” and “giving.”

The season for Thanks and Giving

What lies at the heart of your community's charism?

November 19, 2019

In this #Nunday video, Sister Pat reflects upon the gift of her community charism and is challenged to give three words that best describe her congregation.

Sister Pat Dowling, CBS

Beyond The Habit - Episode 4: Sister Celine and Sister Marie Estelle

Blog Published: November 11, 2019

A great joy in religious life is being overwhelmed by God’s love for me personally and being able to be a conduit of that love to others.

Sister Celine and Sister Marie-Estelle

Beyond The Habit - Episode 3: Sister Alison McCrary

Blog Published: October 28, 2019

“I think women religious today have a role to play in society and the world needs more prophetic voices.”

Beyond The Habit—Episode 3: The Power of Sisterhood

Living the Vows is about freedom

October 21, 2019

In this #Nunday Monday video, Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, shares how the vows religious profess are not about what can’t be done, but about the freedom that comes from living the vows.

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