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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?

NUNDAY with Sister Judith Therese Barial, SSF

Blog Published: December 28, 2015

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a Sister. But as an Afro-American child in Mississippi I only saw white Irish nuns. So it seemed like an impossible dream.

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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?"

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

Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ

December 16, 2019
As a Sister of St. Joseph, living God’s story of love for all of us, I have come to know that we are, as Jesus dreamed, all One, as he is in God and God is in him.
Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ

Becoming an Oblate Sister of Providence

February 3, 2020

Sister Marcia Hall talks about the surprising call to religious life as an Oblate Sister of Providence.

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