Saints

Of cooks, pirates, and dragons: Saint Martha

Blog Published: July 29, 2011

Among other things, Saint Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus, is the patroness of single laywomen, butlers, cooks, dietitians, servers, homemakers, innkeepers, travelers, and of the village of Villajoyosa, Spain.

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.

Prof. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, comes to A Nun's Life

Blog Published: October 21, 2013

One of my favorite scholars is Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, New York. I studied her work when I was in graduate school, and I've followed her along ever since! It is a huge honor to have her join Sister Maxine and me for our next In Good Faith podcast on November 1....

Offer It Up

Blog Published: November 10, 2009

Picture this: you’re going through a difficult time, you’ve got a lot on your mind, you just can’t seem to make sense of stuff. Then someone says it, that dreadful line: “Offer it up.”

Saint Genevieve

Blog Published: January 3, 2011

I came across this stunning icon of Saint Genevieve of Paris and wanted to share it with you.

IGF028 In Good Faith with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Podcast Recorded: November 1, 2013

IGF028 In Good Faith podcast with Sister Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, recorded live on November 1, 2013. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: Communion of Saints,  holiness, infinite horizon of God, and more. 

A Nun

For Godness Sake (not a typo!)

Blog Published: July 1, 2008

I’ve been reading Interior Castle Explored by Ruth Burrows, OCD. Sister Ruth, a Carmelite Nun from Quidenham in Norfolk, writes on Saint Teresa of Avila’s teaching on “the life of deep union with God.”

Catholic Nun Becomes First Indian Female Saint

Blog Published: October 13, 2008

Her heroic virtues of patience, fortitude and perseverance in the midst of profound suffering remind us that God always gives us the strength necessary to endure every trial ...