"If people have to give up meat on Fridays in Lent, do vegetarians have to give up veggies?" "Do I have to give up things for Lent that I really love, like funny cat videos on YouTube?" We receive many questions like these at A Nun's Life Ministry as Lent approaches. People are eager to learn new ways to deepen their spirituality through the age-old practices of fasting as well as prayer and almsgiving, the three pillars of Lent.
A Nun's Life Ministry
GSR shares clips from our friends at A Nun’s Life Ministry, which has a live prayer podcast on Monday (excluding holidays) at 4 p.m. Central Time and other live podcasts throughout the month: “Ask Sister,” “Motherhouse Road Trip” and “In Good Faith.” Dates and times for the full, live episodes are listed on their program schedule.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Praying with our whole selves is important for Catholics, especially at Mass, but what if you can't physically do something, such as kneel? This listener feels like she's getting "looks" for her inability to do it all.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - When you have different Lent goals, it can be hard to be around certain "more enthusiastic" Catholics. A listener asks, "Should I give up tiresome friends for Lent?"
From a Nun's Life podcasts - If you wear ashes, is that like parading around your holiness? In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if people who wear ashes on Ash Wednesday are showing off their holiness.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - A listener who grew up in a non-religious household is afraid. She asks, "How radically will my life change if I start going to church?"
Emoji, a Japanese word, roughly translates to pictograph. The popularity of emojis has skyrocketed with the use of mobile phones, texting and social media. Emojis are actual pictures in icon form, such as a taco or a yellow smiley face. They are a succinct, economical way to express the everyday stuff of life — facial expressions, ideas, food, locations, actions. Emoji provide imagery that is, for the most part, readily understood across languages, cultures, ages and religions.
From A Nun's Life podcast - A listener wonders whether she needs a certificate or other credentials to know whether or not she is truly Catholic.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - When you follow the liturgical calendar, note the number of men, especially from the hierarchy, says Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, and consider adding to it, with local saints.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - Who might be a good patron saint for extreme sports? In this Random Nun Clip, an extreme sports enthusiast asks if there are saints who took on high risk situations for something they loved.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - If I'm afraid of worldly things, does that mean I should be a nun? In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if her fear of worldly things should determine the decisions she makes about her life.