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Vocation

A whole town where the Gospel is just part of life — it’s not a fairytale, but a reality

The founder of the lay Focolare Movement wanted ordinary people to have the earthly delight that monks enjoy.

Why would a modern woman ever become a nun?

Outsiders often think religious sisters are making burdensome sacrifices, but here's the truth ...

Claiming my feminine priesthood started early

My mother wasn't sure if I was doing something sinful, but she told me to cut it out, anyway, because “girls can’t be priests.”

Working out my salvation one gloppy mess at a time

When the seeming drudgery of duty becomes the privilege of vocation

Sister Ignatia: The Catholic nun behind Alcoholics Anonymous

One commentator said: "If the Catholic Church doesn't canonize her, the Protestants will make her a saint."

Sister Miriam: The Dominican nun who helped discover DNA

The Michigan-based nun was also a prominent cancer researcher, educator, and lecturer.