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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 Debra Weina, SSJ-TOSF

The process of discernment taught me that Sisters are human, community life is messy and conflicts happen--and once I embraced this I could move forward and live the gift of who I was to this world.
Sr-Debra-Weina

Sister Lucy Slinger, FSPA

Choosing to become an FSPA in mid-life was not an easy change, but it has brought me peace that surpasses all understanding. As a member of this community, I am challenged to authentically be all that I can be.
Sister Lucy Slinger, FSPA

Ji Choi, Candidate

Searching for true happiness, Ji Choi realized her heart held the clarity, the direction and the voice of God.
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Sister Elise Cholewinski, OSF

Can Jesus say of me--"There isn't a thing she wouldn't do for me."
Sister Elise Cholewinski, OSF

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
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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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Sister Mary Kabat, OSF

April 12, 2016
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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AS182 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Podcast Recorded: March 3, 2016

We talk with our guests Sister Katie Mitchell and Sister Eileen McKenzie!

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