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.

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 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?"

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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AS200 Ask Sister - 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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Testing Your Vocation

Blog Published: January 1, 2009

The calling to be a nun is a pretty amazing thing. It’s a real adventure because it is always full of twists and turns and the unexpected. You never know where the Spirit will lead you. Being a nun is also pretty countercultural — we live in community, we hold all things in common, and we are celibate — all these things are meant to help us be free, free to serve God and God’s people. It’s a radical way of life.

If I become a nun, will I still be able to travel?

Blog Published: March 10, 2015

When I was a novice, I remember one summer, on retreat at our motherhouse, thinking sadly, “I’ll never get another vacation in my life!” I have laughed many times since ...

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