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Vocation Stories

We love bringing you stories of sisters and nuns who have responded to God’s call through a religious vocation. Every vocation story is unique and full of wisdom, prayer pro-tips, and “a-ha” moments! So whether you’re discerning a call to religious life or seeking information on how to discover your vocation, we pray each of these stories will provide you with inspiration for your journey.

Vocation Stories

Sister Phuong Vu, OP

From Communist Vietnam to a new life in America--it wasn’t until I attended my first three-day Ignatian Spirituality retreat that I truly felt the real presence of God. In the silence of the retreat, I began to understand God’s unconditional love for me through his persistence, companionship, and guidance.
Sr. Phuong Vu, OP

Sister Mary Fleig, OCD

"I frequently find myself wondering why God called me to this life and what I have to offer."
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Sister Karen Arce, OCSO

I was tired of longing for something more. So in my prayer that day, kneeling before the tabernacle I said, "I do not care where, today I renew my consecration to you, where I am."
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Sister Mary Kabat, OSF

God desires that we each find that path that will allow us to grow to be the persons we were created to be in God’s mind and heart. For me, religious life is that choice and that journey.
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Sister LaKesha Church, C.PP.S.

Sister LaKesha had been on a long and unusual road of discernment. In fact, she started discerning religious life even before she became Catholic. Read how prayer sustained her on this journey of faith.
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AS200 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Poor Clares of Montana

Podcast Recorded: September 7, 2017

AS200 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Poor Clares in Great Falls, Montana. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal and more!  

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AS198 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas

Podcast Recorded: July 20, 2017

AS198 Ask Sister podcast recorded live with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas. See the Motherhouse Road Trip page for photos, travel journal, and more! 

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Sister Lisa Perkowski, IHM

July 14, 2017
I was quietly discerning becoming a sister, thinking I had to know for sure whether I wanted to be a sister before approaching the vocation director.
Sister Lisa Perkowski

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.

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Sister Ana Gonzalez, OP

June 6, 2017
Sister Ana volunteered with the sisters at the local Dominican convent and considered a vocation to religious life, but Sister Ana had other priorities: paying her college loans and embarking on her career. How did her time with the sisters shift her perspective?
Sister Ana Gonzalez, OP

AS194 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, Alabama

Podcast Recorded: March 8, 2017

AS194 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 8, 2017. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile, Alabama.

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AS190 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, in Campbell, California

Podcast Recorded: October 21, 2016

AS190 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on October 21, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Campbell, California.

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AS185 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of St. Benedict, in Yankton, S. Dakota

Podcast Recorded: May 26, 2016

AS185 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 26, 2016. Our guests: Sister Bonita Gacnik and Sister Carol Jean Van Den Hemel of the Sisters of Saint Benedict.

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