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Facing Challenges

Can Lent fix my broken New Year's resolutions?

Podcast Recorded: January 15, 2020

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener has already broken her New Year’s resolutions and wants to do better during Lent. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS226 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.

Can Lent fix my broken New Year

Am I being “holier than thou” if I choose new friends?

Podcast Recorded: October 29, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener worries that her friends will think she's judging them because they're not into faith. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS224 at aNunsLife.org. Sister Maxine with guest Sister Clara Kreis, CND.

Am I being "holier than thou" if I choose different friends

Sisters describe ways they foster dialogue between groups with differing values.

Blog Published: October 23, 2019

I live and work in El Paso, Texas, which has become a central hub for the U.S. refugee situation. We use research, reflection, leadership development, education and action in working for justice to transform the region around El Paso; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico. We use research, reflection, leadership development, education and action in working for justice to transform the region around El Paso; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Sister Marie Vianney Bilgrien

Beyond The Habit - Episode 1: 300 Years of Sister History

Blog Published: September 30, 2019

Tough-as-nails, women religious have established some of the first schools and most extensive healthcare systems in the United States.

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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.  

Topics: Cats in purgatory, baptized twice, discernment in reverse

What does it mean to unite our suffering with Christ’s?

Podcast Recorded: July 3, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about how Christ helps people in times of suffering. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS222 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.

What does it mean to unite our suffering with Christ

AS219 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky

Podcast Recorded: March 21, 2019

Sister Maxine with guests Sisters Jean Ann Zappa and Janet Marie Peterworth of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville. Students from Sacred Heart Academy join us for podcast! Topics: finding God, advice from foundress Angela Merici, what everyone should know about nuns, joy and vocation. 

Ask Sister Podcast with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, Kentucky

Exile or Inheritance?

Blog Published: December 11, 2018

Life's opportunities teach us to be patient and open to the life that's unfolding before us.

A Nun