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Happy Birthday to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Blog Published: September 8, 2009

September 8th is the feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. It caught me off guard a bit today because I’m used to seeing the feast listed as “the birth of the BVM” not “the birthday of the BVM”.

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A tale of two Marys--one on a pedestal and the other, not so much?

Podcast Recorded: November 1, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, about the two Marys -- the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene -- and new understandings about Mary Magdalene. Hear the full In Good Faith podcast at IGF028.

A tale of two Marys--one on a pedestal and the other, not so much

How do you encounter Christ in the people around you?

Podcast Recorded: February 27, 2020

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Rita talks about experiencing the light of Christ in people every day. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF038 at aNunsLife.org. Sister Maxine with guest Sister Rita Malavisi, RSJ.

How do you encounter Christ in the people around you?

How do I pray prayers like the Rosary without losing concentration?

Blog Published: April 2, 2014

Annabel sent us an email and asked us a question that I know I've tangled with too: How do I successfully pray the Rosary without losing concentration?

Catholic Faith Series: Jesus the Christ Part I Conception, Birth, Baptism, Public Ministry

September 1, 2013

As Catholic Christians most of what we have come to believe about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth has been the result of the scholarly study of Sacred Scripture.

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Of cooks, pirates, and dragons: Saint Martha

Blog Published: July 29, 2011

Among other things, Saint Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus, is the patroness of single laywomen, butlers, cooks, dietitians, servers, homemakers, innkeepers, travelers, and of the village of Villajoyosa, Spain.

Salve Regina - A Prayer of Sisterhood

Blog Published: December 9, 2015

I did not grow up with the Salve Regina. I'm a Gen Xer and so Latin was not typically part of my Catholic experience. Then the nuns happened.

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Litany of the Pets to honor Saint Francis

Blog Published: October 4, 2013

Happy Feast of Saint Francis! We invite you to include your pets in the Litany. Just write their names in the “comment” area of the blog post and we’ll bring them into prayer this evening. Prayer is at 5 pm ET at aNunsLife.org/live.