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How to Make a Nun’s Habit

Blog Published: March 24, 2008

Over the last year I’ve received requests from folks about how to make habits and where to find sewing patterns and fabric. I’m hoping that you might have some suggestions for me to pass along to these folks.

Nuns: Perceptions and Assumptions

Blog Published: May 28, 2007

It is not often that I feel compelled to respond to someone’s comment in an actual post. But a recent comment touches on nun issues that I hear from folks from time to time. I am grateful for those who articulate how they feel about nuns even when it takes the form of respectful criticism. Your feedback is important and helps us nuns to reflect seriously on our ministry and life and on how people perceive us.

What does it mean to be Counter-cultural?

Blog Published: April 29, 2009

Yesterday’s post on the question Is the habit the answer to vocations recruitment? drew a lot of discussion and perspectives. I want to pull out of there an interesting sub-conversation about what it means to be counter-cultural.

Habits: Standard Issue Nun Gear??

Blog Published: August 10, 2006

In an earlier post I reflected on the question of what makes a nun different. One thing that in the past has set nuns apart from others is the habit.

Habits Revisted

Blog Published: December 20, 2006

In my post TIME magazine article on nuns, veils, and blogs, Hans wrote a thoughtful comment about habits and his experience with the habit. He aptly notes that the modern view on habits is quite mixed.

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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Thoughts on Habits

Blog Published: May 2, 2008

While the habit does not make the nun, it is a part of religious life.

AS128 Ask Sister – two nuns and a chat room – special Old-School edition of Ask Sister!

Podcast Recorded: January 23, 2013

AS128 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on January 23, 2013. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Special Edition: Two Nuns and a Chat Room. Topics include: habits, saints, card-playing novices, returning to the Catholic church, vow of obedience, and more!

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