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Handmade Gifts by Nuns and Monks

Blog Published: September 12, 2016

Did you know that you can purchase handmade rosaries, breads, cards, beer, coffee, blankets, prayer shawls, mustard, coffins, and more?! 

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As Catholic nuns, what kinds of ministries do you do?

Podcast Recorded: January 30, 2019

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about what it's like to serve in a parish and to be in Benedictine leadership. Hear the full Ask Sister episode AS216 at aNunsLife.org.

As Catholic nuns, what kinds of ministries are you involved in?

What is it like being a Vocation Minister?

May 6, 2019

Sister Barbara Ann Smelko shares how her work as a Vocation Minister has transformed her own life.

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Litany of the Pets to honor Saint Francis

Blog Published: October 4, 2013

Happy Feast of Saint Francis! We invite you to include your pets in the Litany. Just write their names in the “comment” area of the blog post and we’ll bring them into prayer this evening. Prayer is at 5 pm ET at aNunsLife.org/live.

Top 10 Fave Things I Love About Nuns

Blog Published: July 6, 2016

There are SOOOO many things to love about nuns! From their sense of adventure to their dedication to the common good -- the list is practically endless!

Service Opportunities

May 10, 2017
Interested in building community, getting outside your comfort zone and meeting people from around the world? Check out one of these organizations and discover if a service program is right for you.
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Sisters of the Holy Cross

Trip Date: June 9, 2015

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

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Catherine McAuley’s Comfortable Cup of Tea

Blog Published: November 29, 2006

I recently received an email from a student doing a paper on Catherine McAuley. She asked if Catherine had any symbols associated with her. Not knowing off the top of my head, I headed to web sites of the Sisters of Mercy (whom Catherine founded in 1831). To my great delight, I discovered that one of the symbols associated with Catherine is “a comfortable cup of tea.”

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