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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?
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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.

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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Can I bring my pet schnauzer to the convent if I become a nun?

Podcast Recorded: October 27, 2011

This Random Nun Clip is from Ask Sister podcast episode 89. Hear the full podcast at AS089.

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