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"Sisters" and "Light of Love": Two Films about Catholic Sisters

Blog Published: November 4, 2013

Over the past few months we've seen the release of two one-hour documentaries featuring Catholic sisters. The two films offer a view into the world of women's religious life. While there are some similarities between the documentaries -- both follow 5 Catholic sisters, both have the sisters themselves tell their story -- there is much diversity (good diversity!) such as how the sisters express their relationship with God, how they engage they world, how they view religious life, etc.

Declining Numbers of Catholic Sisters and Nuns

Blog Published: January 17, 2009

There’s been a lot of media around the topic of declining numbers of Catholic sisters and nuns. "Beyond the veil: Debate continues on why number of nuns is declining," a recent article from Catholic News Service, highlights a couple of arguments about why the decline in number.

Reflecting on Religious Life in Challenging Times

Blog Published: October 26, 2011

For many U.S. Catholic sisters and indeed for many Catholics across the U.S. and abroad, the Apostolic Visitation of American Women Religious that began in 2009 turned out to be a graced opportunity to reflect on apostolic, or ministerial, religious life.

Do Nuns Know How to Love?

Blog Published: June 15, 2007

I spent my blogging time this morning reflecting on and responding to a question from “An Ex-Candidate of an Order.” I thought I would share it with you because I want you to keep Ex-Candidate in your prayers and because I’d like to hear your reflections on this as well.

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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.

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.


IGF003 In Good Faith with Sister Bernie Lynch, MM

Podcast Recorded: November 4, 2010

IGF003 In Good Faith with Sister Bernie Lynch, MM, recorded live on November 5, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with the Maryknoll missioner about her life, the book Bernie Becomes a Nun, and being a missioner in everyday life.

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IGF008 In Good Faith with Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy

Podcast Recorded: April 11, 2011

IGF008 In Good Faith with Bren Ortega Murphy, PhD, recorded live on April 12, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. The nuns talk with Prof. Murphy about nun images in popular culture, such as Nunzilla, Boxing Nuns, movie nuns and more!

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