A Nun's Life Ministry
aNunsLife.org is founded on the belief that each person is called by God to a vocation that enriches the individual and benefits the world. Our mission is to help people discover and grow in their vocation by engaging questions about God, faith, and religious life.

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about Ordinary Time and why it's so awesome. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS192.

Direct download: RNC-AS192-jan-11-2017-OrdinaryTime.mp3
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In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks what it means to speak in tongues and how would you know if you're doing that. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS187.

Direct download: AS187-jul-13-2016-speak-in-tongues.mp3
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(2:26) Religious comic books for spiritual inspiration. 

(7:00) Call to vocation continues over a lifetime. 

(9:00) Powerful relationship between joy, justice, and community. 

(13:00) How experiences of other cultures transform the lives of Sisters of Loretto.    

(16:00)  EarthLinks, a ministry to connect economically poor people with one another and with the earth.

(19:40) What it means to, like Mary, stand at the foot of the cross with people who suffer.

(26:00) Listener asks about prayer in the Loretto tradition: “We give you glory, thanks and praise. Oh bless our works and guide our ways.”

(28:00) Why it’s awesome to be a Sister of Loretto. 

(31:00) Listener senses a call from God to be a healer, but worries he’ll have to give up his livelihood on the street. 

(36:00)  Listener wonders if God is using guilt to send her a message about eloping.

(41:00)  Listener asks if he sends a gift to a nun, can she keep it or must she share it with all the other nuns.

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Direct download: AS196-May-11-2017-LS-LittletonCO-mrt.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Bonita Gacnik, OSB, talks about listening as an important part of forgiveness. Hear the full podcast on our  Motherhouse Road Trip page!

Direct download: RNC-AS185-may-26-2016-osb-yankton-listen-forgive.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Cynthia Canning,SNJM, talks about the transformative nature of ministry at Next Step Learning Center, for people seeking to earn their high school equivalency, transition to college, and build better lives.Hear the full podcast on the Motherhouse Road Trip page at aNunsLife.org!

Direct download: RNC-AS190-oct-21-2016-SNJM-minstry-transforms.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Mattie Sterner, OP, talks about choosing between marriage and becoming a sister. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS162. Check out the travel journal, photos of the trip, and more on the MotherhouseRoad Trip page!

Direct download: RNC-AS162-Oct-10-2014-OP-Mattie-boyfriend-discernment.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Topics: Holy Week homestretch. First Communion gifts for grade schoolers. Asking nuns and priests for prayers. Prayers as penance. How holy are you.

Direct download: AS195-apr11-2017.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

In this Random Nun Clip, we talk about whether you have to stick to the practices you started Lent with, or if you can change them mid-Lent. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast AS180 at aNunsLife.org.

Direct download: RNC-AS180-feb-03-2016-change-lent-practices.mp3
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In this Random Nun Clip, chef Sister Mandy Carrier, RSM, talks about food, listening, and learning at the soup kitchen. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast on our Motherhouse Road Trip page!

Direct download: RNC-AS169-apr-22-2015-RSM-SilverSpring-MRT-mandy-chef.mp3
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(2:25) National Catholic Sisters Week.

(3:00) Unexpected calling to the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

(8:30) Saint Jeanne Jugan, foundress, and the mission of caring for the elderly poor.  

(11:00) Prayer and ministry at Sacred Heart Residence in Mobile, Alabama.

(12:30) The Little Sisters’ tradition of begging.

(14:50) Hospitality, the fourth vow of Little Sisters.

(19:40) Becoming a Little Sister and “formation of the heart.”

(22:05) Enriched by diversity of cultures, ages, geographies in an international congregation

(25:00) Being a Little Sister: living out the paschal mystery in its fullness

(33:40) Listener wonders if she can really expect God to provide in her life.

(37:00) Young volunteers at Sacred Heart Residence discover the power of shared values.

(42:00) Listener asks if God sends signs that maybe you should be a nun.

(46:00) Opportunities for young women to discern God’s calling

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Direct download: AS194-mar-08-lsp-mobileAL.mp3
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