In this Random Nun Clip, a listener wonders if her bible study friend is correct that other people were part of the miracles that Jesus performed. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS230 at aNunsLife.org.
You may notice that many Catholic sisters and nuns have the name “Mary” included in some form in their religious name. In a recent edition of our IHM Archives News (May 2010), our intrepid archivist Donna Westley looked at this custom in the IHM tradition. (Today we use our baptismal names as our religious names so “Mary” or its derivations are present only if it was originally part of one’s baptismal name). Here’s some of that article along with additional details I gleaned from my email conversation with Donna.