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Sisters are Like Onions

by Sr. Nicole Marie Varnerin, originally written for The Messenger Growing up, one of my favorite movies was “Shrek.” I loved Donkey’s character and his banter with Shrek. Beyond the silliness, which made it a very relatable movie, there were good images and lessons. One of my favorite scenes is when Shrek is trying to…

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A Journey From Doubt to Holy Boldness

A Nun’s Life had the privilege to sit down with Sister Jenny Zimmerman, SND, and talk with her how she discovered her calling to religious life. A Nun’s Life: What attracted you to religious life? Sister Jenny: I didn’t mean to do this — I never had a plan to be a sister! My best friend entered the…

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Looking Ahead to 2020

Embrace Change – it is the only constant in life. As we daily experience the reality of change in nature and in our spiritual journeys, it also shapes the social groupings that are the fabric of society. With this background, the Sisters of Notre Dame are excited to announce that the four U.S. provinces will…

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New Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative

(LOS ANGELES) August 23, 2018 The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it approved a new five-year strategy for the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative. This new strategy highlights how sisters, through their presence and focus on human development work, can bear prophetic witness through vocation. During the first phase of the Hilton Foundation’s…

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‘Time for togetherness’: National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrates 50 years, honors founder

The National Black Sisters’ Conference celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 1, 2018 by honoring its founder, Patricia Grey. Article originally published on Global Sisters Report. Born Patricia Muriel, she was refused admission into the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Pennsylvania, because she was black. When she joined the Pittsburgh chapter of the Religious Sisters of Mercy in 1961,…

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“A Long Path to a Dream of Being a Nun”

Once denied because of her race, Sister Jannette decided to take vows after her children were grown By Clare Ansberry Originally published on November 17, 2015 – Wall Street Journal Jannette Marie Pruitt is a mother of three, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of two, and one of two black Catholic nuns in the otherwise white…

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Down with Distractions During Prayer

by Kathleen Glavich, SND posted on Catholic Faith Corner on February 20, 2019 Apparently our brains have more than one track. Maybe as you’re praying the rosary, you’re planning what you’ll have for dinner and before you know it, you’ve prayed the closing prayer. Maybe you’re reading a prayer, like the Divine Office, and your…

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