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The Virtuous Life

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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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 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.

Small Moments to Choose Life

Blog Published: September 18, 2015

8:07 a.m. I always seem to pick the rainiest days to ride to work. A Nun's Life Ministry HQ is not far from the convent.

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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.”

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?

Mercy … can we truly follow Christ?

Blog Published: March 29, 2011

I find it challenging at times to take Jesus up on his call to be merciful. Sometimes I can swing a bit more towards the “vengeance shall be mine!” philosophy!

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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