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AT THE 2011
Voice conference, Sister
SIS TER KRISTIN MA TTHES, S. N. D.deN.
Six compelling excuses
for not becoming a nun—
Don’t see yourself becoming a religious sister? Think again.
E, A nUn? But there’s no
one my age . . . but i always
wanted to be an engineer . . .
but i’m going to feel alone.” But noth-
ing! Today’s sisters are a dynamic breed
Sister Julie Vieira, I.H.M. is a
member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart
of Mary of Monroe, Michigan.
She ministers online at A
Nun’s Life Ministry, anunslife.
org, via a blog, podcasts, a
community forum, and other internet technologies to help people discover and grow in their
calling and life of faith.
of educated, creative, community-ori-ented women who are a breath of fresh
air to religious life and to the church
and world. Let’s look at some of the
common reasons young women give for
dismissing the idea of becoming a sister
or nun—and why they don’t necessarily
1. “But most sisters are old.”
Think again! We stand on the shoulders
not of “old” sisters but of sisters whose
wisdom, faithfulness, and experience
are leaven for the new ways that God is