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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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Happy Earth Day!

Blog Published: April 22, 2019

The birds and daffodils bring to mind the words of Pope Francis in Laudato Si: “The entire material universe speaks of God’s love.”

Nunday Blog | Happy Earth Day!

Sharing Incarnation

Blog Published: December 24, 2018

By incarnating, Jesus raised the dignity and preciousness of our own human form. He became enfleshed to share fully our human experience of being in a body.

Sister Cheryl Rose, HM

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).

Santa visits the Baby Jesus—stories of Children’s Christmas masses

Blog Published: December 28, 2010

On Christmas Eve, I went to mass with my family in the small town where my mom lives. There was only one mass, at 4:00 p.m.—the children’s mass. It was action-packed, and I had a great time! Throughout mass, children were singing at random, laughing, crying, shouting, and springing up and down. Miraculously, the baby in the pew in front of me slept the entire time.

Change of seasons--change of heart!

Blog Published: December 31, 2018

The power to change your life lies within you--so how can you make your list of resolutions into a list of thanksgiving? 

Sister Julie Myers, OSF

Lent 2015

Blog Published: February 21, 2015

It's popular to talk about what we're doing for Lent -- we commiserate with our friends who have given up chocolate or coffee, we admire our friends who choose daily Mass or extra prayer time -- but we don't often delve deeper into the whys behind our Lenten practices. 

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Welcome to Advent 3!

Blog Published: December 14, 2014

This week we light the 3rd candle in the Advent wreath, the Pink/Rose candle, the candle of Joy! The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday.