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Lay Associates

The Role of Lay Associates in Religious Life

Blog Published: January 5, 2007

First things first … Lay affiliates or associates are women and men who wish to formally associate themselves with a religious community, their mission and spirituality. Not all congregations have associates, and those that do vary in the formation process and the degree to which associates can be involved in the life of the congregation.

Why I love life as an Associate of the SSND Sisters

Blog Published: October 11, 2012

We welcome Kimberly Grady, a regular in the A Nun’s Life Community as today’s guest blogger. Kimberly shares her journey as an Associate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

IGF002 In Good Faith with Margaret Susan Thompson

Podcast Recorded: October 7, 2010

IGF002 In Good Faith with historian Dr. Margaret Susan Thompson recorded live on October 7, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Dr. Thompson about the history of U.S. Catholic sisters and nuns and find out some surprising things.

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Sisters of Loretto

Trip Date: May 11, 2017

Catch all the action from our trip to Littleton, Colorado—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, diocesan hermit

Podcast Recorded: February 3, 2011

IGF006 In Good Faith with Sister Laurel O’Neal, a diocesan hermit, recorded live on February 3, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Sister Laurel about about the life of a hermit, eremitical solitude, chronic illness, and more!

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AS164 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Beech Grove, Indiana

Podcast Recorded: November 14, 2014

AS164 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 14, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Beech Grove, Indiana. Topics include: a prayer-centered life, vow of conversion, hospitality.

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AS026 Ask Sister – adoration, spiritual direction, daily nun life, associates, holy days, genuflecting, and more!

Podcast Recorded: May 21, 2010

AS026 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 21, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: adoration, prayer, spiritual direction, daily nun life, associates, holy days, genuflecting, cleaning and cooking in the convent, and more!

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AS068 Ask Sister – making your own scapular, opposing human trafficking, becoming a nun, the Stations of the Cross

Podcast Recorded: April 15, 2011

AS068 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 15, 2011, at the Motherhouse of the Racine Dominicans. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: making your own scapular, opposing human trafficking, becoming a nun, the Stations of the Cross.

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