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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 Bea Tiboldi, OP

One day in my late twenties, as I was watching Mamma Mia, I heard the song, “Take a Chance on Me” by ABBA. I felt my attention wandering away from the movie, and sensed being tapped on the heart by God. Thus, I chose to take a risk and see where God would take me.
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Sister Jennifer Schaaf, OP

Although it wasn’t without twists and turns, and many questions along the way, I’ve found my identity in being Dominican: preaching the Good News of God’s love, especially to the poor and marginalized.
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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 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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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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AS181 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque, Iowa

Podcast Recorded: March 1, 2016

AS181 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on March 1, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Dubuque, Iowa

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