A Nuns Life


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.

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.

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.

Reflections on a poem by Nikos Kazantzakis

Blog Published: February 18, 2009

Blowing through the heaven and earth, and in our hearts and in the heart of every living thing, is a gigantic breath — a great Cry — which we call God.

Guardian Angels: The Bouncy, The Bold, The Freaky

Blog Published: October 2, 2012

On this Feast of the Guardian Angels, I’ve been thinking a lot about the angels, people, and other creatures who’ve had my back — watched over me, gave me hand, protected me, accompanied me in tough times, and kept me safe.

Leaving Home for the Convent

Blog Published: October 9, 2007

Continuing my reflections on Saint Teresa of Avila … Finally, after all kinds of questioning, resistance, and prayer, Teresa happens to read the Epistles of Saint Jerome which must have truly edified her for she says she was filled with much courage. Courage was exactly what she needed for she knew that telling her father about her desire to enter the Carmelite monastery would be really, really tough

Coming up: Saint Joseph the Worker!

Blog Published: October 14, 2013

We’re shining the spotlight on Saint Joseph this week, as we continue our celebration of saints leading up to All Saints Day!