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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?"

From corporate world to convent life

Podcast Recorded: February 14, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Subha Clare Ramesh, OSF, describes her unexpected turn from corporate life to the convent. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS215 at aNunsLife.org.

Random Nun Clips - from corporate world to convent

AS216 Ask Sister - Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, AL

Podcast Recorded: January 30, 2019

Sister Maxine with guest Sisters Madeline and Lynn Marie, OSB. Topics: Rule of Benedict, dutiful discernment, levels of holiness, self-denial v. making choices.

Ask Sister Podcast with the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama

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

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