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Letter to a Young Religious

Blog Published: July 8, 2008

I received this comment/question a little while ago and want to address it front and center because it is an important issue in religious life. It also follows a bit from Sister Susan’s post about Religious Life in the Age of Facebook.

A Sister Candidate on applying and becoming a nun

Blog Published: August 10, 2012

Guest blogger Diane Brown writes about what it was like to formally apply for religious life and how it feels to begin candidacy.

Making Contact with a Vocation Director

Blog Published: July 21, 2009

A Vocation Director is there to help you get to know the community, to introduce you to and facilitate connections to other sisters or brothers in the community.

A Nun

AS215 Ask Sister - corporate world to convent, books that nuns read, go-to prayers in tough times, a disappointed God

Podcast Recorded: January 18, 2019

Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Kathleen Ann and Subha Clare, OSF. Topics: from corporate world to convent, books that nuns read, go-to prayers in tough times, a disappointed God

Ask Sister Podcast AS215 - A Nun

A Sister Candidate on being a Mom and a Nun

Blog Published: September 7, 2012

A Nun’s Life Ministry welcomes guest blogger Diane Brown, who writes about her experience of discerning and of being a candidate with the IHM Sisters of Monroe, Michigan. Be sure to read her other blog posts and join the conversation.

Perfect Prayer Not Required

Blog Published: July 11, 2017

A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, who writes about her experience of discerning and being a canonical novice with the Congregation of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Christina

AS157 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Podcast Recorded: June 18, 2014

AS157 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 18, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. 

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AS216 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama

Podcast Recorded: January 30, 2019

Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Madeline and Lynn Marie, OSB. Topics: Rule of Benedict, dutiful discernment, levels of holiness, self-denial v. making choices.

Ask Sister Podcast with the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama