Video Monday: Interested in Becoming a Sister?

By | Dec 28, 2009

This is a beautiful vocation video from contemporary religious life. The community is the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, OH, who are now part of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The beautiful music is “Swimming to the Other Side”, composed by Pat Humphries, and performed by Lui Collins (both links […]

Friday Community Highlight: Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception

By | Dec 18, 2009

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception in Hankinson, ND, is the North American Province of an international order that originated in Germany.  Other provinces are in Germany, Brazil and India, as well as mission sites in Albania, Spain and Switzerland. The Sisters wear a modified habit and veil. Their apostolic works include making […]

Wednesday Discernment Link: On Vocational Discernment and Spiritual Direction

By | Dec 16, 2009

Normally, the links I post are to an entire website or blog. This week, I want to point to one particular post on a blog. Aimee Milburn Cooper is a convert to the Roman Catholic Faith, and her blog, Historical Christian, talks about various aspects of the faith. I found one post to be especially […]

Tuesday Book Review: A Right To Be Merry

By | Dec 15, 2009

Amazon.com Widgets If you haven’t read this book by Mother Mary Francis, you must read it. Until recently it was out of print and hard to find (I think I paid almost $40 for my copy 10 years ago), but the book has since been rereleased, so now you have no excuse! In A Right […]

Video Monday: Vocations to Sisterhood

By | Dec 15, 2009

This is a lovely video about the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia. I like it because it doesn’t just talk about individual vocation stories, but about what it’s like to live religious life. If you’re discerning, this is a good video to watch. Amazon.com Widgets

Friday Community Highlight: Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate

By | Dec 11, 2009

The Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate were founded in 1893 when Mother Caritas and 6 sisters arrived in Columbia.  In 1932, at the request of the Bishop of Amarillo, 6 sisters moved to Amarillo, Texas, where the current Provincial House still resides. The Charism of the Sisters is centered around the will of God and […]

Wednesday Discernment Link: Catholic Vocation Podcasts

By | Dec 9, 2009

While Catholic Vocation Podcasts hasn’t been updated recently, it has almost 2 years of podcasts in the archives.  While most of the interviews are with priests, there are a few there with nuns.  Regardless, you’ll probably find them all interesting. Catholic Vocation Podcasts Do you have a discernment link to suggest?  Just leave a comment, […]

Tuesday Book Review: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America

By | Dec 8, 2009

While Catholic Nuns and the Making of America primarily centers around the Sisters of Mercy, the author, John Fialka really wanted to tell the history of Catholic Sisters’ contribution to our country.  He chose the Sisters of Mercy as an example of the continued wealth that more then 400 orders brought to our history. While […]

Video Monday: Sisters Interviewed

By | Dec 7, 2009

This video consists of interviews with a variety of Sisters about why they came to religious life and why they stayed, as well as advice for those considering religious life. Take a watch. Amazon.com Widgets

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