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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.

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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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What religious life will look like next is God’s work

Blog Published: October 2, 2018

When I started spiritual direction, I had no idea where I was headed, and at times I was not even certain I was going anywhere.

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AS197 Ask Sister - visit to national basilica, feeling guilty about vocation, a nunly life, religion questions for extraterrestrials.

Podcast Recorded: June 21, 2017

AS197 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with Sister Maxine and soon-to-be-Sister Jane. Topics: visit to national basilica, feeling guilty about vocation, a nunly life, religion questions for extraterrestrials.

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On Being a Millennial and a Nun

Blog Published: March 28, 2017

A Nun's Life welcomes guest blogger Sister Christina Chavez, CDP, who writes about her experience of discerning and being a canonical novice with the Congregation of Divine Providence in San Antonio, Texas.

Sister Christina

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!

AS183 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Frankfort, Illinois

Podcast Recorded: April 8, 2016

AS183 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 8, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Frankfort, Illinois.

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