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A Jubilee Miracle: When Prayer becomes Praying

Blog Published: July 28, 2015

Sister Julie tackles her task of creating a prayer service for a jubilarian -- and hits the wall. Then two remarkable things happen.

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Nunapalooza: Religious Life is Alive and Well

Blog Published: June 30, 2014

The convent was abuzz this weekend with celebrations of all sorts! And not just among my own nuns but it seems it was a nunapalooza for many congregations! My Facebook newsfeed was filled with photos and links and congrats to sisters celebrating their jubilees as well as to women professing vows, being received as novices, and entering as candidates and postulants!

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Experiencing God and My Sisters at Nunapalooza

Blog Published: July 29, 2013

It's difficult to put into words fully what the experience was like personally. For me, it was both an experience of intense sisterhood and also an encounter with God. It was at once deeply communal and deeply personal.

Moving Into a Contemplative Stance at Nunapalooza

Blog Published: July 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite weeks of the whole year which I affectionately call Nunapalooza because all of the sisters and associates in my IHM Community come home to Monroe, Michigan, for Community Days and Jubilee. Community Days is the few days before Jubilee where we gather to pray, reflect, and be with one another. Together with Jubilee, it is like a total immersion into the very heart of the community and of our mission in God. What's so amazing about Community Days is it's like a snapshot of the contemplative stance we try to live day in and day out as Catholic sisters.

7 Ideas for Giving Gifts to Nuns

January 17, 2013

So it's Christmas time or you know a Catholic sister who is celebrating her Jubilee or a special day. You're thinking to yourself, What in the world do I get for a nun?

Gearing up for Nunapalooza

Blog Published: July 24, 2012

It happens once a year — the greatest party ever! At the end of every July my nuns get together to celebrate Jubilee, that is, milestone anniversaries of becoming an IHM Sister. Here’s more one what the Jubilee mass is like and a little Jubilee video I took a couple years ago on Jubilee. The video features a chance encounter with a Jubilarian that year, Sister Anita.

AS045 Ask Sister – gifts for nuns, thoughts and God, the “right” religious community

Podcast Recorded: October 22, 2010

AS045 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on October 22, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: philosophy and theology, gifts for nuns, God active in our thoughts, choosing a religious community, responding to the call of God, and more!

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AS037 Ask Sister – lies and sins, women Doctors of the Church, having a religious life without being a nun, weekend with the IHM Sisters

Podcast Recorded: August 13, 2010

AS037 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on August 13, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: lies, sins, and truth; women Doctors of the Church; having a religious life without being a nun; hanging out with the IHM Sisters, and more!

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