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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.

SHOW NOTES

(3:16) What is a “monastic” community

(4:16) Call to religious life as a call to family

(7:40) Journey from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to the Benedictines

(12:05) Teaching in an all-boys high school: “helping students become the best men of God that they can be”

(15:00) Teaching in college: helping students overcome math phobia

(17:34) The vow of Stability

(18:38) An OSB Core Value: “learning the daily arts of forgiveness and peacemaking”

(24:16) Benedictine oblates online and in person

(27:15) The Rule of Benedict    

(29:16) Listener question: What to do when Dad disses idea of religious life for daughter

(37:40) Listener question: How radically will life change if you start following God’s calling

(42:38) Excerpt from Julian of Norwich about finding strength in God

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Yanktonbenedictines.org, including Sister Carol Jean’s blog

Revelation of Love, by Julian of Norwich, translated by John Skinner

Direct download: AS185-may-26-2016-osb-yankton.mp3
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