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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.

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.

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.

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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

AS223 Ask Sister - sister-leaders, religious rings, habit rosaries, making vows vs. taking an oath of office

Podcast Recorded: August 7, 2019

Topics: sister-leaders, religious rings, habit rosaries, making vows vs. taking an oath of office. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.

Ask Sister Podcast

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

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.

AS205 Ask Sister - becoming a saint, let down by Lent, can disbelievers be called by God, boot camp for nuns

Podcast Recorded: March 8, 2018

Topics: becoming a saint, let down by Lent, disbelievers called by God, boot camp for nuns. Sr. Maxine with guests Sr. Michele and Sr. Connie, of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. 

AS205 Ask Sister with the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ