Jesus, Mary, Saints

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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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?

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.

AS199 Ask Sister - saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers

Podcast Recorded: August 16, 2017

AS199 Ask Sister podcast recorded live. Topics: saintly double standards, biblical fatty portions for God, default prayers, and more! Hosted by Sister Maxine, with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.  

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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.

AS195 Ask Sister - Holy Week homestretch, First Communion gifts, asking for prayers, penance, metrics for holiness

Podcast Recorded: April 11, 2017

AS195 Ask Sister - Holy Week homestretch. First Communion gifts for grade schoolers. Asking for prayers. Penance. Metrics for holiness.

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The Secret Life of Bees and Images of Mary

Blog Published: November 14, 2008

I just saw the movie The Secret Life of Bees. I had read the book by Sue Monk Kidd a while back when it first came out. I loved the book and so I was nervous about seeing the movie because something is always different. But I figured Queen Latifah, whom I adore, was in the movie so it would at least be enjoyable to see her.

Prof. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, comes to A Nun's Life

Blog Published: October 21, 2013

One of my favorite scholars is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, New York. I studied her work when I was in graduate school, and I've followed her along ever since! It is a huge honor to have her join Sister Maxine and me for our next In Good Faith podcast on November 1....