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In this Random Nun Clip, a listener feels pressured to kneel at Mass and wonders what to do. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS193 on aNunsLife.org.

Direct download: RNC-AS193-feb-08-2017-nay-to-kneeler.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 11:05am EST

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if people who wear ashes on Ash Wednesday are showing off their holiness. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS180.

Direct download: RNC-AS180-feb-03-2016-Lent-ash-parading.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks what to do about Lent and friends who talk constantly about food. Hear the full Ask Sister podcast at AS180. 

Direct download: RNC-AS180-feb-03-2016-lent-tiresome-friends.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

In this Random Nun Clip, Sister Bernadette Stang, OSB, talks about the path to religious life and signs along the way. Hear the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast AS176 with the Sisters of the Monastery Saint Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, on our website at aNunsLife.org.

Direct download: RNC-AS176-sep-09-2015-OSB-Cottonwood-Bern-vocation.mp3
Category:Random Nun Clips -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Topics: Non-kneeler feels judged at Mass. Does God give advice on girlfriend problems. How sisters get their names. Priests, nuns, bosses.

Show Notes

Here are more details about today’s show!

(1:30) Feast of Saint Scholastica, February 10.

(6:55) Listener asks what to do when feeling judged by others about not kneeling at Mass.

(9:30) Kneeling per the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.

(11:00) Story from the pew: one-legged kneeling after knee surgery.

(13:00) Suggestions for what to do about feelings of being judged at Mass.

(16:30) Listener asks why God isn’t offering any girlfriend advice.

(19:00) Chat room offers suggestions about what God might be saying instead.

(22:30) Free will vs. God dictating what we should do.

(26:46) Listener asks if sisters must take the name of the saint who established their congregation.

(27:00) Current customs regarding sisters’ baptismal names, and religious names.

(36:44) Listener asks if a priest and a nun teach at the same school, is the priest automatically the boss?

(38:25) Story from IHM history about priest and nun leadership in the congregation.

(40:30) What about “spiritual” supervisors?

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Direct download: AS193-feb-08-2017.mp3
Category:Ask Sister -- posted at: 10:01am EST