Sisterly Support: When Nuns Move In Together (and Nun News Updates)

Sioux City Carmel, June 2013

Earlier this year, after what sounds like a truly "long and difficult journey" some Redemptoristine nuns, who were losing the temporary housing they needed while seeking a permanent place to live, work and pray, found a solution out of Carmel: The Carmelite nuns of Beacon were prudently examining their future and their ability to remain on their lovely property. Knowing of the Redemptoristine‚Äôs dilemna...The Carmelites voted unanimously to issue an invitation and within two weeks the … [Read more...]

Something Joyful

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Since we do like our nun news around these parts, I posted this story of a Franciscan sister before retiring last night; a nice positive close to a busy day. And then of course, we awoke this morning to the dreadful news from Colorado; for most of us, it's been on our minds and hearts all day. So, I am offering something nunly again, this evening. Call it a palate cleanser, or just something joyful to focus on for a little bit; thanks to our friends the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred … [Read more...]

Three Nuns, Three Different Ways of Serving

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The lovely and tireless Sr. Mary Catharine of The Dominican Nuns of Summit sent this my way, and I knew I had to share it with you, particularly in light of all the "nun news" and the sometimes caustic remarks people can make about sisters whose communities are not habited. No one appreciates a good old habit better than I, but I know too many good, faithful sisters in streetclothes to get all uppity about it. I can't embed the video that accompanies this article from the Statesman, but … [Read more...]


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