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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 Sciano, SSND

“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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Sister Sharlet Wagner, CSC

Since I was a child, the images of dance and dancing have spoken to me. So I was thrilled when I heard for the first time the country and western song, I Hope You Dance, by Lee Ann Womack.
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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 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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AS196 Ask Sister - Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado

Podcast Recorded: May 11, 2017

AS196 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on May 11, 2017. Motherhouse Road Trip with the Sisters of Loretto in Littleton, Colorado.

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Sisters of Loretto

Trip Date: May 11, 2017

Catch all the action from our trip to Littleton, Colorado—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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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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