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Beyond The Habit - Episode 1: 300 Years of Sister History

Blog Published: September 30, 2019

Tough-as-nails, women religious have established some of the first schools and most extensive healthcare systems in the United States.

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The fullness of life

Blog Published: August 28, 2019

My aunt, Sister Anne Marie, often talked about the biblical “hundredfold.” She believed deeply in the truth of Matthew 19: that being a disciple of Jesus brings many challenges and crosses to bear, but the rewards are far greater--“a hundred times more.”

Sister Anne Marie Kollasch

What 800 Catholic sisters talk about

Blog Published: August 21, 2019

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious annual assembly was held last week in Phoenix, Arizona--and A Nun’s Life Ministry was there! 

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AS223 Ask Sister - sister-leaders, religious rings, habit rosaries, making vows vs. taking an oath of office

Podcast Recorded: August 7, 2019

Topics: sister-leaders, religious rings, habit rosaries, making vows vs. taking an oath of office. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.

Ask Sister Podcast

AS222 Ask Sister - theology as vocation, Hell heresies, heavenly bribes, freedom to choose or reject God

Podcast Recorded: July 19, 2019

Topics: Has Hell changed, heavenly bribes to encourage faith, uniting our suffering with Christ's. Hosts: Sr. Maxine, IHM, and Sr. Shannon, OSF.  

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A glimpse of History Heaven!

Blog Published: July 2, 2019

If there’s a History Heaven, it’s probably a lot like the Conference on the History of Women Religious! I kept a daily journal so that I could share some of the historical figures and ideas I encountered there.

Conference for the History of Women Religious

AS221 Ask Sister - messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life

Podcast Recorded: June 14, 2019

Sr. Maxine with guest Sister Eileen Ripsin, OSF. Topics: messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life. 

AS221 Ask Sister - messenger of peace, running as prayer, reentering religious life, a meaningful life

It was a dark and stormy night at the convent

Blog Published: May 9, 2019

Novelists often write to us for advice about nun characters in their stories. Here are some ideas for getting to know your nun characters!

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