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National Catholic Sisters Week

I Became a Catholic Sister, and I Can't Believe Where the Call Led Me

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 03.16.2017 | Religion
Gina Ciliberto

As I interview each Dominican Sister of Hope, almost all of my interviews have a recurring theme: sisters are shocked at where their lives lead after they decide to enter the convent.

Too Pretty to Be a Nun?

Angela Svec | Posted 05.08.2015 | Religion
Angela Svec

People are baffled that my exterior -- a 27-year-old who used to work at Clinique and peruses Pinterest for fashion inspiration -- could reflect an interior longing for consecrated life and its seemingly antiquated vows of celibacy, poverty and obedience. Their questions have forced me to confront my self-image.

Let's Hear It For The Nuns!

Christina Capecchi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Christina Capecchi

When Mary Margaret Gefre's boyfriend drove her to the train station in their small North Dakota town, the 19-year-old farm girl didn't tell him where she was headed on that brisk December day, clutching a small bag containing a rosary, her childhood prayer book, a few dresses and a pair of shoes. She was bound for a cloistered convent in St. Paul, Minn. She was going to become a nun.