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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.

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A radical commitment
Sister Julia Walsh shares her perspective on the radical commitment of the vow of celibacy.  Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-igf065-radical-commitment Listen to the full episode of In Good Faith podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/igf065-julia-walsh Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
20:12 5/8/24
In Good Faith with Sister Julia Walsh – Author and Podcast Host
After suffering through an accident that could have ended her life, Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA, has found joy in her vocation -- and in her life within a body that was broken. She speaks with Sister Rejane about discerning her vocation, recovering physically, why she felt called to write about her experience, and the importance of living our lives as both broken and blessed.  (1:28) The Viterbo connection (3:10) For Love of the Broken Body (4:22) Too much honesty? (7:49) The incident (16:30) Eucharist means thanksgiving (21:22) Brokenness in the human experience (23:52) Discipleship at a very young age (30:38) Embrace the cross! (33:37) The dying of self (36:03) Vows of poverty and obedience (40:53) Is it a call, or is it ego? (44:31) Life isn’t picture perfect (50:32) Ritualizing the day (54:12) The Franciscan way Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Messy Jesus Business For Love of the Broken Body   Read the transcript here.   Subscribe to our newsletter  https://siste.rs/3isP2CZ Check out lots more podcasts  https://siste.rs/2SfnoyS Let us know your thoughts about the podcast! Please take this short survey—your input helps us shape the future In Good Faith podcasts. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
62:59 4/10/24
How can I prepare to enter religious life?
Looking forward to entering a religious community, a listener wonders what she should be doing to prepare for religious life. The Nuns have suggestions! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as145-prepare-to-enter-religious-life Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as145-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
05:54 3/23/24
Of boyfriends and religious vocations
Can a girl's boyfriend help her discern a calling to religious life? Sister Mattie Sterner shares her experience! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as162-boyfriends-religious-vocations Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as162-columbus-ohio Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!  
05:10 3/23/24
Different lives, different challenges
The grass may look greener on the other side of the fence, but the fact is, religious life and married life both have their challenges and their beauties. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as153-different-lives-challenges Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as153-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
03:07 3/23/24
How can I hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to me?
A listener asks the Big Question: How can a person discern the movement of the Holy Spirit? The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as146-how-can-I-hear-the-Holy-Spirit Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as146-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
05:39 3/23/24
Is there a wrong time to go back to church?
After spending some time away from church, a listener wonders if God is annoyed with her -- and if her fellow parishioners will judge her when she starts going to Mass again. The Nuns have a lot to say! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as178-wrong-time-go-back-to-church Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as178-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
05:03 3/23/24
Learning how to be a woman religious
Entering a community, or even making vows, isn't the end of the vocation journey! The Nuns discuss. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as146-learning-to-be-woman-religious Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as146-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
04:12 3/5/24
Where does our suffering unite with Christ's?
A listener wonders what it means to "unite our suffering with Christ's," but is afraid to ask her pastor. The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as162-suffering-unite-with-christ Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as162-columbus-ohio Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
04:37 3/4/24
Age differences and culture gaps
If a younger woman has a vocation to religious life, is that a problem for the community she joins -- which likely skews older -- or a blessing for everyone? The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as169-age-difference-culture-gap Listen to the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast here: https://anunslife.org/motherhouse-road-trip/sisters-of-mercy-of-the-americas Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
06:10 3/4/24
Becoming holy
Newly arrived at the convent high school, Sister Della Meyer decided she'd better start trying to be holy. She explains! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as160-becoming-holy Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as160-cpps-dayton Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
02:52 2/26/24
What can I do to discern better?
A listener wonders how she can sharpen her discernment skills. The Nuns have tips! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as154-discern-better Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as154-ask-sister-presentation-sisters-dubuque Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
02:20 2/24/24
The road to religious life
There is no single road to religious life. The Nuns share their vocation journeys! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as145-road-to-religious-life Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as145-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
09:32 2/24/24
Can a film inspire a vocation?
Enthralled by movies like "The Trouble with Angels," a listener who's turned off by dogma wonders how to pursue a vocation to religious life. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as178-movie-vocation Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as178-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!  
14:37 2/23/24
Magnifying the power to do good
It isn't easy to pinpoint one single thing that's the best part of religious life -- but the Nuns give it a try! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as153-magnifying-power-do-good Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as153-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
01:34 2/19/24
Is it possible to miss God's call?
If God calls you to a particular vocation and you don’t respond … is that the end of the story? The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as145-possible-to-miss-gods-call Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as145-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
02:31 2/19/24
Walking with St. Scholastica
Why does Sister Julie have such a bond with St. Scholastica? The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as193-st-scholastica Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as193 Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
01:54 2/6/24
Should I stay or should I go?
A listener isn’t sure if his relationship with his girlfriend is all it’s cracked up to be. The Nuns discuss. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as193-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as193 Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
06:51 2/6/24
Everyday God
A listener’s friends challenge her devotion to her faith. The Nuns have advice! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as162-everyday-god Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as162-columbus-ohio Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
05:21 2/6/24
The scoop on consecration
What exactly does consecration mean?? The Nuns discuss.  Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as152-consecration Listen to the full Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as152-ask-sister Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
03:57 1/4/24
Touched by the God of justice
Growing up in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement, Sister Madeline Contorno felt that God's call for justice was a big part of her vocation to religious life. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as216-touched-god-justice Listen to the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as216-ask-sister-mrt Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
03:34 1/4/24
Is there a wrong way to discern?
A listener wonders how to distinguish between what she wants and what God wants for her. The Nuns have suggestions! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as160-wrong-way-to-discern Listen to the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast here: https://anunslife.org/motherhouse-road-trip/presentation-sisters Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
02:25 1/2/24
Who's the boss?
Where exactly do women religious fall in to the church hierarchy? The Nuns discuss! Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as193-whos-the-boss Listen to the full episode of Ask Sister podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as193 Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast!
03:20 1/2/24
What’s the up-side of discernment?
Discernment can be very challenging -- but it isn't only hard work. The Nuns discuss the very big up-sides of the discernment process. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-as182-upside-discernment Listen to the full Motherhouse Road Trip podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/ask-sister/as182-mar-03-2016-fspa-lacrosse Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
02:18 1/2/24
Christmas in the convent II
Sister Rejane and Sister Pat revisit some of their most special (and unusual!) Christmas memories, spotlighting the difference between Christmas presents and Christ's presence.   1:40 Christmas dinner at McDonald’s 4:15 A different kind of Christmas tree 6:58 Christmas carols, South Sudan style 9:36 A new Christmas tradition 13:03 A devastating Christmas present 14:08 Stories, songs, arts-n-crafts 23:41 Creating space for Christ 25:12 Merry Christmas   Read the transcript here.    Subscribe to our newsletter  https://siste.rs/3isP2CZ Check out lots more podcasts  https://siste.rs/2SfnoyS   Let us know your thoughts about the podcast! Please take this short survey—your input helps us shape the future In Good Faith podcasts. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you! Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087
25:18 12/19/23
Apostolic or monastic?
There are many similarities, and some big differences, between apostolic and monastic religious orders. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-igf063-flansburg-apostolic-or-monastic Listen to the full episode of In Good Faith podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/igf063-susan-flansburg Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of the In Good Faith podcast! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
04:45 10/25/23
What's in a charism?
As a laywoman, Susan Flansburg had a unique perspective on the different charisms of the women's religious communities she encountered -- one of the reasons she chose to write about discerning a religious vocation. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-igf063-flansburg-whats-in-a-charism Listen to the full episode of In Good Faith podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/igf063-susan-flansburg Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of Random Nun Clips! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
08:11 10/25/23
Focusing inward or outward
Some religious communities focus on the interior life, and others go out into the world to serve. Learn about contemplative cloistered and missionary orders. Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/random-nun-clips/RNC-igf063-flansburg-focusing-inward-outward Listen to the full episode of In Good Faith podcast here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/igf063-susan-flansburg Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087. Let us know your thoughts about the podcast by taking this short survey! Your input helps us shape the future of Random Nun Clips! Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you!
06:46 10/25/23
In Good Faith with Sister Gloria Ardenio Agnes, Maryknoll Sister, Vocation Director
Gloria Ardenio Agnes, MM, worked as a teacher, campus minister, and office administrator at a Catholic School in Manila, Philippines, before she joined the Maryknoll Sisters in 2009.   Her first mission assignment was in Bolivia, where she ministered in an orphanage for boys and worked in a tutorial center teaching computer skills. In 2014, Sister Gloria was assigned to El Salvador and soon began working with the HIV+ population at the Contrasida Foundation. At present, Sister Gloria is serving as a Vocation Director for her community. She is also a member of the Coordinating Circle of the community in Maryknoll, New York, and dedicates her energy and time in helping the Sacristan in-charge at their Motherhouse. (0:11) Why this podcast? (1:19) Getting to know the Maryknolls (2:14) Getting to know the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (4:11) The purpose of the Maryknolls (5:57) No longer receivers only (8:04) Missionary formation (9:46) A gift to the people (12:18) Power to the people (13:53) Growing with and learning from each other (16:12) Moving beyond your home country (19:50) Teaching without age limits (20:10) Cultural humility (21:53) Centered around the Eucharist (23:05) One holy, catholic, and apostolic church (25:05) Cultural tensions and resolutions   Maryknoll Sisters https://www.maryknollsisters.org/   Read the transcript here: https://anunslife.org/podcasts/in-good-faith/igf064-gloria-ardenio Subscribe to our newsletter  https://siste.rs/3isP2CZ Check out lots more podcasts  https://siste.rs/2SfnoyS Let us know your thoughts about the podcast! Please take this short survey—your input helps us shape the future In Good Faith podcasts. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you! Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087.
40:49 10/24/23
In Good Faith with Susan Flansburg - Author
After 20 years of serving in communications ministry for Catholic Sisters (much of it supporting vocations), it became clear to Susan Flansburg that a guide for inquirers and discerners into religious life was desperately needed.   A “one-stop shop” of critical but hard-to-find insights and information, Feels Like Home was written with and for vocation directors from across the country. Their contributions form the heart of the book as they share what it means to belong to a range of institutes, from apostolic and monastic to habited, cloistered, and missionary.  A frequent contributor to many faith-based publications - including Vision Vocation, Horizon journal, and multiple Catholic religious institutes - Susan also writes for non-profit organizations from health care to higher education. (1:38)  Discerning a vocation  (4:00) Being an atheist (6:33) Making vocational moves (11: 42) Sister rock stars (14:41) Sisters United News (20:49) The center of a congregation (22:48) Apostolic communities (24:29) Monastic communities (26.56) The vow of stability (32:11) Contemplative cloistered communities (35:06) Missionary communities (38:10) Which community is right for you? (42:49) A powerful question for discernment (45:41) The importance of changing course (48:17) Cinderella’s slippers   Feels Like Home: A Single Catholic Woman’s Guide to Religious Life in the U.S. by Susan Flansburg I Surrender: A Memoir of Chile's Dictatorship, 1975 by Kathleen Osberger   Read the transcript here. Subscribe to our newsletter  https://siste.rs/3isP2CZ Check out lots more podcasts  https://siste.rs/2SfnoyS Let us know your thoughts about the podcast! Please take this short survey—your input helps us shape the future In Good Faith podcasts. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you! Don’t forget to call us and leave a message. Tell us what you like, ask a question, or just say hi. Call 913-214-6087.
55:33 9/21/23

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