Liturgical Seasons

What is Ordinary Time in the church year?

Podcast Recorded: January 11, 2017

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about Ordinary Time and why it's so awesome. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS192.

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Spiritual-o-meter to rate New Year resolutions?

Podcast Recorded: January 15, 2014

In this Random Nun Clip, the nuns discuss their New Year's resolutions and what Chloe the Convent Cat thinks. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS151.  

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What can I do to make Advent more meaningful?

Podcast Recorded: November 29, 2015

Sister Candyce Rekart talks about the Advent tradition and how to engage more fully in the spirit of the season.This Random Nun Clip is from the webinar "Engaging Advent." Watch the full webinar at

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Advent – A time to read, pray, reflect, and act

Blog Published: November 29, 2010

One of my favorite Advent traditions is the Advent Calendar, which helps me keep tuned in to the spirit of the season, of awaiting and preparing for new life in Jesus the Christ. Though when younger I was more fond of the Advent calendars that had chocolate surprises each day, I am now into online interactive Advent calendars (plus they don’t have as many calories).

What can Lent teach us about discernment?

Blog Published: March 14, 2017

Sister Cheryl reflects on Lent as a time of discernment, growth, and tuning into God's call.

Lenten reflection

Rite of Awesome – The Elect and The Candidates

Blog Published: February 20, 2012

On Sunday I had the privilege of being part of the Rite of Sending, the Rite of Election, and the Call to Conversion which were celebrated first at Saint Clement Church where my friend is in formation to become a Catholic and later in the day at Holy Name Cathedral, the home parish of all of us Chicagolanders.

WBR005 "Engaging Advent"

August 6, 2015
Journey into the season of Advent with the online community! This webinar, on the first Sunday of Advent, offers reflections and prayers to prepare the heart for the gifts of the season.
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AS168 Ask Sister - Lent update, spiritual gluttony, super-celibate supermodels

Podcast Recorded: March 18, 2015

AS168 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 18, 2015. 

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