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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?

IGF038 In Good Faith Podcast with Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ

Podcast Recorded: February 27, 2020

Sister Rita has served at the Asylum Seeker Resource Center in Melbourne, Australia, as a volunteer for 17 years.  

IGF038 In Good Faith Podcast with Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ

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 are some things to consider when discerning religious life?

March 23, 2020

In this #Nunday video, Sister Barbara Krakora, SSJ-TOSF, suggests some things to consider when discerning religious life.

Sister Barbara Krakora, SSJ-TOSF

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

Letter to a Young Religious

Blog Published: July 8, 2008

I received this comment/question a little while ago and want to address it front and center because it is an important issue in religious life. It also follows a bit from Sister Susan’s post about Religious Life in the Age of Facebook.