November Nun Gazing…

... Nuns are real life superheroes. If you take a woman and enhance her good virtues, give her the supernatural power of devotion and faith, then throw a cape on her, you got yourself a nun.Maybe that's why our gaze tends to be naturally drawn to them and their ability to inspire simply by appearance.Nuns from the Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, NJ were featured in the New York Times this past September. The photos by Toni Greaves, from her book Radical Love, … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Nuns…

... Filed under "My Religion is Cooler Than Yours."Daughters of Anarchy @daughterstpaul A photo posted by Sr Helena Burns, fsp (@srhelenaburns) on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:18am PDT … [Read more...]

My religion is still cooler than yours…

... In this Friday's installment of Friday Fishing (Blog feature featuring religious communities for the sole purpose of encouraging vocations) and Nun Gazing ...The Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church have a new novice.H/T The Anchoress. Following her link here to see more photos. … [Read more...]

Sainthood sought for ‘Fastest Nun in the West’ who took on Billy the Kid…

Sister Blandina SegaleFrom Fox News,ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the "Sainthood Cause" for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.Segale, a nun … [Read more...]

Nun Gazing and Vocation Awareness Week…

... Did you know that January 13 - 19 is National Vocation Awareness Week?An annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. NVAW began in 1976 when the U. S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for NVAW. In 1997, this celebration was moved to … [Read more...]

Does the Habit Make the Nun…

... I have never known a non-habited nun. I know they're out there and I may have even met a few but how would I really know? It's not like they'd be dressed in any distinct fashion to alert me that I was in the presence of one. I haven't been Catholic long enough to hone that unique ability to spot them from yards away by a special lapel pin that some of my friends have mastered. And it is an art they've told me. One friend can tell simply by the shoes.Me, I don't like to try that hard and … [Read more...]


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