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AS202 Ask Sister podcast recorded live. Hosted by Sister Maxine with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF. 

Show Notes

(2:20) National Vocation Awareness Week.

(4:40) Listener asks how she might join the ranks of future theologians.

(11:00) How new perspectives in theology bring a more expansive understanding of Christian tradition.

(15:00) Welcoming in the next generation of theologians.

(19:40) Listener asks how the terms “Christian” and “Catholic” evolved.

(23:00) Chaos and heresy in the early Church.

(34:50) The Dogma Dogs sing “21 Ecumenical Councils.”

(36:20) Listener wonders how will she know if her Miraculous Medal is actually working.

(40:30) Confusion about the Immaculate Conception.

(42.30) Sacramentals: raising our minds and hearts to God.

Direct download: AS202-nov-08-2017.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 10:17am EST

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener wonders if she should avoid praying when she's really angry with God. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS199. Hosts: Sister Maxine and guest Sister Shannon SchreinOSF, a Sylvania Franciscan and a theologian. 

Direct download: RNC-AS199-aug-16-2017-schrein-praying-when-angry.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 9:47am EST

AS201 Ask Sister podcast recorded live. Hosted by Sister Maxine, with guest Sister Carol Inkrott, OSF.

Show Notes

(2:00) What does a pastoral leader in a parish do?

(7:50) Listener: Eternity in heaven sounds good, but when I think of doing anything forever, even trout fishing, it’s scary. Should I be afraid?

(15:20) Awesome music break: Dolly Parton sings Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”     

(16:45) Listener: How does God help you in tough times?

(19:30) Listener: What is the parish’s attitude toward you as a pastoral leader who’s a woman? And how do you work with priests regarding the sacraments?

(22:30) Listener: My Catholic church got closed, and it’s 30 miles to another one. Can I watch mass on TV or go to the Lutheran church here in town instead?

(29:50) Christianity mash-up vs. true ecumenism.

(33:30) “Church coffee” as a way to build the parish community.

(38:20) Listener: For Catholic women, why does it seem like the church values motherhood more than single life?

(45:00) What does it mean to say that we are the church.

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Direct download: AS201-oct-11-2017.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about prayer in the everyday life of the Poor Clare monastery. Hear the full podcast and see photos, our travel journal, and lots more from our visit with the Poor Clares on the Motherhouse Road Trip page. 

Direct download: RNC-AS200-sep-07-2017-OSC-montana-cloistercontemp.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener wonders how to get her prayer life out of the doldrums. Hosts: Sister Maxine and guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, a Sylvania Franciscan and a theologian. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS199.

Direct download: RNC-AS199-aug-16-2017-schrein-default-prayersM.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Tarcisia Roths talks about the legacy of the ASC Sisters martyred in the Liberian civil war 25 years ago in October. Hear the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast from our visit with the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, in Wichita, Kansas.  

Direct download: RNC-AS198-jul-20-2017-asc-wichita-liberiaM.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 11:50am EST

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks about age requirements and why she’s being encouraged to wait awhile before entering religious life. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS197. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Almost-Sister Jane.  

Direct download: RNC-AS197-jun-21-2017-wait-to-enter-rlM.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 9:05am EST

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!  

Direct download: AS200-sep-07-2017-Montana-OSC.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip: how the idea of God testing people evolves in scripture. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS199, hosted by Sister Maxine with guest Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF.

Direct download: RNC-AS199-aug-16-2017-schrein-lead-us-to-temptationM.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip: a listener asks about prayer-request protocols. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS195 on our website at aNunsLife.org.

Direct download: RNC-AS195-apr-11-2017-ask-nuns-prayers.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 11:41am EST