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Ministerial life of religious sisters holds key lessons

Blog Published: August 14, 2019

I have learned it really does not matter what brings you to the convent. The important thing is why you stay. And this radical openness to life is the great lesson that I have learned. 

Sister Mary John Mananzan

AS223 Ask Sister

Podcast Recorded: August 7, 2019

Topics: sister-leaders, religious rings, habit rosaries, making vows vs. taking an oath of office. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.

Ask Sister Podcast

AS222 Ask Sister - theology as vocation, Hell heresies, heavenly bribes, freedom to choose or reject God

Podcast Recorded: July 19, 2019

Topics: Has Hell changed, heavenly bribes to encourage faith, uniting our suffering with Christ's. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.  

Ask Sister Podcast

A glimpse of History Heaven!

Blog Published: July 2, 2019

If there’s a History Heaven, it’s probably a lot like the Conference on the History of Women Religious! I kept a daily journal so that I could share some of the historical figures and ideas I encountered there.

Conference for the History of Women Religious

What is the best part of being a Catholic Sister?

June 17, 2019

Sister Sarah Puls, SGS, shares how being a Catholic Sister allows her to be her best self and to freely respond to the needs of the world.

Sister Sarah Puls, SGS

AS221 Ask Sister - messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life

Podcast Recorded: June 14, 2019

Sr. Maxine with guest Sister Eileen Ripsin, OSF. Topics: messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life. 

AS221 Ask Sister - messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life

Legal structures can be a strength to religious congregations

Blog Published: June 5, 2019

Civil and Canon law--and how it can be helpful to women religious.

Cardinal-LCWR-CMSWR

It was a dark and stormy night at the convent

Blog Published: May 9, 2019

Novelists often write to us for advice about nun characters in their stories. Here are some ideas for getting to know your nun characters!

A Nun