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

Video Monday: Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration

By | Nov 30, 2009

Today we have a charming video from the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration St. Joseph Monastery in Ohio. This Monastery almost had to close. They were left with just 3 elderly sisters when the Monastery in Alabama sent some nuns to help revive the Monastery. Support Consecrated Life by shopping with our sponsors!

Video Monday: Benedictines at Ferdinand Indiana

By | Nov 23, 2009

The Benedictines at Ferdinand, Indiana are one of the groups I visited when I was discerning religious life. They are a wonderful community. This is part 1 of 11 of their vocation video. You can see the rest of the parts by going to YouTube.

Wednesday Discernment Link: Aggie Catholics

By | Nov 11, 2009

Yes, I admit it…I’m an Aggie. I spent 5 years at Texas A&M University, and that is where I was baptized into the Catholic Church. Their student center was always very active, but now they have a very strong vocational discernment program, and a nice website to go with it. So, please give them a […]

Tuesday Book Review: Discovering Your Personal Vocation

By | Nov 10, 2009

Well, this isn’t really a book review, because I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet. However, it’s on my list of books to read as soon as I can afford to get a copy of it (already checked the library, and they don’t have it). In Discovering Your Personal Vocation, Fr. Herbert […]

Video Monday: Vocation Testimonial

By | Nov 9, 2009

This sister is a nun with the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It’s well worth watching till the end to see her really beautiful smile.

Video Monday: Sr. Margaret Chapman, IHM

By | Feb 2, 2009

Sister Margaret Chapman, an IHM Sister from Detroit, talks about the various work she has done over her 40 years of religious life.

Friday Community Highlight: St. Gertrude Monastery

By | Jan 23, 2009

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude Monastery have been in Ridgely, Maryland since 1887.  Originally teaching in parish schools, they now only teach in the elementary and high school in Wilmington, Delaware.  After closing their girl’s accademy at their motherhouse, they started a school for mentally challenged children and young adults.  In addition, they work […]

Thursday Discernment Discussion: Vocation Directors

By | Jan 22, 2009

Today’s discussion is centered on Vocation Directors.  I’ve heard some great stories about vocation directors, and I’ve heard some really horrible ones as well.  My own experience while I was discerning religous life was rather mixed.  I had some really great experiences, I had some not so great experiences. Tell us about your experiences with […]

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