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Jubilee 2006

Blog Published: July 29, 2006

On July 29, 2006, the Monroe IHM sisters all came together to celebrate Jubilee. A Jubilee is the anniversary of when a sister entered or professed vows in her religious community. casavant, community, ihm, jubilee

7 Ideas for Giving Gifts to Nuns

January 17, 2013

So it's Christmas time or you know a Catholic sister who is celebrating her Jubilee or a special day. You're thinking to yourself, What in the world do I get for a nun?

The “Sister Mary” Naming Custom

Blog Published: June 1, 2010

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.

Nuns: Perceptions and Assumptions

Blog Published: May 28, 2007

It is not often that I feel compelled to respond to someone’s comment in an actual post. But a recent comment touches on nun issues that I hear from folks from time to time. I am grateful for those who articulate how they feel about nuns even when it takes the form of respectful criticism. Your feedback is important and helps us nuns to reflect seriously on our ministry and life and on how people perceive us.

AS109 Ask Sister – disappearing prayer, Rules that nuns follow, charisms and Constitutions, mom encounters mum nuns, religious role models in schools

Podcast Recorded: May 2, 2012

AS109 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 2, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: disappearing prayer, Rules that nuns follow, charisms and Constitutions, mom encounters mum nuns, religious role models in schools.

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What is the reasoning behind a nun or sister choosing a religious name?

February 2, 2013

What is the reasoning behind a nun or sister choosing a religious name? Where does the significance come from? How is a religious name determined?

Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart

Trip Date: April 8, 2016

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

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Living By The Rule

Blog Published: December 18, 2018

Do rules make us or break us? Read Sister Belinda's latest blog about how the Rule of St. Benedict has shaped her understanding of religious life.

Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB