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Community Life

How do I choose a religious community?

Blog Published: January 25, 2017

While religious communities have much in common—the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and living a life of service and prayer—they also are different.

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Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Trip Date: October 21, 2016

Catch all the action from our trip to Campbell, California—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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How does your ministry help change people's lives?

Podcast Recorded: October 21, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Cynthia Canning, SNJM, talks about the transformative nature of ministry at Next Step Learning Center, for people seeking to earn their high school equivalency, transition to college, and build better lives. Hear the full podcast on the Motherhouse Road Trip page at aNunsLife.org!

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Helping people build better lives

Podcast Recorded: October 21, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Cynthia Canning, SNJM, talks about helping people strive for their full potential. Hear the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary on our website at aNunsLife.org.

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Handmade Gifts by Nuns and Monks

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Did you know that you can purchase handmade rosaries, breads, cards, beer, coffee, blankets, prayer shawls, mustard, coffins, and more?! 

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What's a good gift for a godchild who's becoming a nun?

Podcast Recorded: August 10, 2016

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about creative religious gift ideas and of course chocolate. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS188 at aNunsLife.org.

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Top 10 Fave Things I Love About Nuns

Blog Published: July 6, 2016

There are SOOOO many things to love about nuns! From their sense of adventure to their dedication to the common good -- the list is practically endless!

AS185 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Benedict, in Yankton, S. Dakota

Podcast Recorded: May 26, 2016

AS185 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 26, 2016. Our guests: Sister Bonita Gacnik and Sister Carol Jean Van Den Hemel of the Sisters of Saint Benedict.

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