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Liturgical Seasons

Moving into the seasons of Easter and Spring

Blog Published: April 9, 2013

It's the season of Easter, and Spring is here. The flower buds are popping through the ground, and the air, though chilled, gives hints of warmth and sun!

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Holy Week Playlist

Blog Published: March 27, 2015

As we continue with anticipation towards Easter, we invite you to pray through Holy Week using these songs.

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AS205 Ask Sister - becoming a saint, let down by Lent, can disbelievers be called by God, boot camp for nuns

Podcast Recorded: March 8, 2018

Topics: becoming a saint, let down by Lent, disbelievers called by God, boot camp for nuns. Sr. Maxine with guests Sr. Michele and Sr. Connie, of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. 

AS205 Ask Sister with the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

In Lent, should I pray only the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary?

Podcast Recorded: March 6, 2013

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if it's ok to pray all the mysteries of the rosary during Lent, or only the Sorrowful Mysteries. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS132 at aNunsLife.org.

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AS204 Ask Sister - creationism, painful prompts from God, Lenten willpower, faith and adulting

Podcast Recorded: February 8, 2018

Topics: creationism, painful prompts from God, Lenten willpower, faith and adulting. Hosted by Sr. Maxine with guest Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF.

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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.

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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).

Why Lent Rocks

Blog Published: February 21, 2007

Today begins the awesome and holy season of Lent. When Ash Wednesday hits we tend to think, “O no, now I have to give something up.” But Ash Wednesday and Lent are so much more than that. It is a time of preparation, a time of freeing ourselves from the things that bind us and moving into a deeper relationship with God, our family and friends, and the Church community.

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