How to Become a Nun

How to Become a Catholic Nun

December 28, 2012
Ever wonder if God might be calling you to become a Catholic nun or sister? Don't know where to begin now that you feel drawn to looking into religious life?

What is the difference between a sister and a nun?

January 16, 2013
The terms "nun" and "sister" are often used interchangeably. However within Roman Catholicism, there is a difference between the two. Here's a simple summary of the differences.

Motherhouse Road Trip with the Poor Clares of Montana

Podcast Recorded: September 7, 2017

AS200 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Poor Clares in Great Falls, Montana. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal and more!  

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Becoming a nun: Gain or Loss?

Blog Published: January 25, 2012

Someone asked me recently if I felt I had to give up a lot to become a sister. Something in me resists thinking about religious life in terms of giving something up.

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Vocation Stories

July 22, 2014
Read about the vocation stories of Catholic Sisters and Nuns! How did they become a sister or nun? How did they discern their calling?

What's the ideal age to become a nun?

Podcast Recorded: September 21, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks about age requirements and why she’s being encouraged to wait awhile before entering religious life. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS197. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Almost-Sister Jane. 

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What motivates a person to become a nun?

Blog Published: June 29, 2012

Question from a blog reader: "What motivation did you have to become a nun? Why did you choose that type of career/life?"

AS169 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, Maryland

Podcast Recorded: April 22, 2015

AS169 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 22, 2015.  Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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