The sisterhood, for real

Last December a reality series called “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns” aired on television. Maybe the show piqued your curiosity — it did mine, and I have to admit that I had a negative opinion of it before even watching the first episode. I assumed that it would be impossible for a secular reality show to portray religious vocations with depth or truthfulness.

Benedictine nun passes on mission, values through football coaching

WASHINGTON - Sister Lisa Maurer is a Benedictine nun who lives at the St. Scholastica Monastery, which shares a campus with the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She works at the Benedictine Health Center next to the monastery, serving senior members of the community. She prays, studies and ministers at local parishes.

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Book explores Franciscan connections of famed Trappist writer 

"The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought and Writing" by Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2014). 288 pp., $16.95.

You're probably thinking, "Merton wasn't a Franciscan; he was a Trappist." And you're right.

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