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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

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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Sister Bea Tiboldi, OP

January 25, 2016
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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NUNDAY with Sister Judith Therese Barial, SSF

Blog Published: December 28, 2015

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a Sister. But as an Afro-American child in Mississippi I only saw white Irish nuns. So it seemed like an impossible dream.

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Sister Karen Arce, OCSO

November 1, 2015
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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AS176 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, in Cottonwood, Idaho

Podcast Recorded: September 3, 2015

AS176 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on September 3, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of the Monastery of Saint Gertrude, in Cottonwood, Idaho.

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AS174 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Congregation of Saint Joseph in LaGrange Park, Illinois

Podcast Recorded: June 11, 2015

AS174 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on June 11, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Congregation of Saint Joseph in LaGrange Park, Illinois.  

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Sister Debra Sciano, SSND

June 4, 2015
“Unity in diversity” is what drew Sister Debra Sciano to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and “unity in diversity” is what continues to motivate her in her ministry as a lawyer whose practice focuses on family mediation.
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AS170 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont, Pennsylvania

Podcast Recorded: April 24, 2015

AS170 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on April 24, 2015. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Society of the Holy Child Jesus-American Province, Rosemont, Pennsylvania. 

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