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Transformed from Brokenness

Blog Published: May 6, 2020

Some of the happiest, healthiest, most vibrant, resilient and life-giving people I have come to know are those who—through no choice of their own—have faced, entered and accepted experiences of personal brokenness.

Transformed from Brokenness

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

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!

Where can I find a Final Profession card for a Sister?

Podcast Recorded: February 21, 2020

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener attending a Profession ceremony asks where to find a card for the occasion and what to write in it. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS227 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Jane Aseltyne, IHM.

Where can I find a Final Profession card for a nun?

IGF038 In Good Faith Podcast with Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ

Podcast Recorded: February 27, 2020

Sister Rita has served at the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne, Australia, as a volunteer for 17 years.  

IGF038 In Good Faith Podcast with Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ

“Living My Prayer” by Sister Helen Prejean

Blog Published: January 8, 2008

Here is an essay from Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ. It was aired on the NPR segment, This I Believe, ”a national media project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives.”

Living My Prayer

Sisterhood: What does it mean to be sisters?

Blog Published: March 27, 2009

Sisterhood among Catholic sisters and nuns is a powerful, Spirit-filled experience. I’ve been thinking a lot about sisterhood after having been home at the IHM Motherhouse for a couple of days. I was with a group of sisters doing some planning for our community’s retreat/celebration days this summer.

What is the Asylum Seeker Resource Center?

Podcast Recorded: February 27, 2020

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Rita talks about the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Australia, where she has served as a volunteer for 17 years. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF038 at aNunsLife.org. Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ.

What is the Asylum Seeker Resource Center