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The Virtuous Life

I NEED SILENCE, shouts the nun!

Blog Published: March 22, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about silence during these days of Lent, and soberly realizing how little I have of it.

Do women become nuns because they can’t “get a guy”?

Blog Published: March 27, 2008

Too often people assume that nuns are women who couldn’t “get a guy” or who broke up with someone they thought was “the one” and was left with no alternative. Nuns are also stereotyped as sexually repressed, dowdy women who lack passion and care only about piety, cleanliness and order.

A Valiant Woman

Blog Published: March 10, 2016

Sister Julie reflects on a dear friend who is truly a Valiant Woman as Proverbs 31 so well proclaims. Who are the valiant women and men in your life?

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A condition of complete simplicity

Blog Published: August 11, 2009

Yesterday I came across a line by poet T.S. Eliot that struck me so soundly that I drove immediately to the bookstore and got a copy of his book of verse Four Quartets.

AS159 Ask Sister - how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear

Podcast Recorded: July 16, 2014

AS159 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on July 16, 2014. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Topics include: actress wonders how to act like a nun, happy wrongdoers and the end times, nuns' swimwear, and more!

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IGF002 In Good Faith with Margaret Susan Thompson

Podcast Recorded: October 7, 2010

IGF002 In Good Faith with historian Dr. Margaret Susan Thompson recorded live on October 7, 2010. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. Our hosts talk with Dr. Thompson about the history of U.S. Catholic sisters and nuns and find out some surprising things.

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AS105 Ask Sister – spiritual inventory, the nuns advise celebrity about the convent and sensible shoes, health care nuns in Europe, when nuns sing, test your nun knowledge

Podcast Recorded: March 7, 2012

AS105 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 7, 2012. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. With special guest Audra Turnbull. Topics include: spiritual inventory, advice to a celebrity, singing nuns, finding patience, picking a religious order, etc.

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Surrendering to God

Blog Published: February 11, 2008

I have a question about surrendering ourselves to God. What does this “surrender” exactly mean and how should one go about in surrendering him/her self totally to God?