A new website aims to help single Catholic women imagine what it’s like to be a nun and discover if it could be their call in life.
LifeAsASister.org is an outreach tool of the Sisters of Bon Secours, an international religious congregation of Catholic sisters based in Marriottsville, Md.
Also available via smartphones, the site provides resources to understand a vocation; questions to ask throughout the process; a way to explore using professional talents in ministry; an introduction to the various ways religious communities live out their call; and suggestions for prayer, spiritual direction and self-exploration.
Sisters narrate various aspects of their life through videos, and an array of multimedia tools allows women to “journey at their own pace.”
“At a time when women can be anything they desire, we want them to know that religious life as a sister is an exciting option,” said Sister Pat Dowling, Bon Secours vocation director.
“Our site invites women from all walks of life who are passionate about their faith, and who wish to use their unique gifts in helping others to explore, ask questions, imagine and listen to the voice of God in their own hearts.”