Six myths about
becoming a nun
BY SISTER JULIE VIEIRA, I.H.M.
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 nothing! Today’s
sisters are a dynamic group of educated, creative, community-oriented
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 hold up.
1. “But most sisters are old.”
Think again! We stand on the shoulders not of “old” sisters but of sisters whose
Don’t see yourself becoming a religious sister? Think again.
THE AUTHOR with
two members of
and novice Jane
Sister Julie Vieira,
to the Sisters,
Servants of the
Heart of Mary of
Monroe, Michigan. She is the
of the I.H.M. Spirituality Centers.
She has served
for many years
in online engagement, blogging,
COURTES Y OF THE I. H.M. SIS TERS OF MONROE, MICHIGAN