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Facing Challenges

Finding Grace in the Moments

Blog Published: July 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered people's lives in unimaginable ways, but finding God's grace in the day-to-day moments can help get us through this challenging time. 

Looking for Grace in the Moments

Life amid Covid

Podcast Recorded: April 6, 2020

In this Random Nun Clip, the sisters talk about new life in the midst of Covid-19. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS228 at aNunsLife.org.

Life amid Covid

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

Can you “reverse discern” a choice you already made?

Podcast Recorded: December 11, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener desires a discernment do-over because he worries that he made the easy choice but maybe not the right choice. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS225 at aNunsLife.org. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.

Can you do “reverse discernment” about a choice you’ve already made?

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.

300-years-of-Sister-History

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