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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?"

Sister Ana Gonzalez, OP

June 6, 2017

Sister Ana volunteered with the sisters at the local Dominican convent and considered a vocation to religious life, but Sister Ana had other priorities: paying her college loans and embarking on her career. How did her time with the sisters shift her perspective?

Sister Ana Gonzalez, OP

Discerning a vocation? What to do when our vocation finds us first.

Blog Published: October 27, 2020

Ever have the experience of looking for something, like car keys or a cell phone, just to find that it’s right before your eyes? Sometimes vocations are like that.

Vocation finds us first

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.

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