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LIVE: Pope Francis arrives in Kenya - Watch

Watch a Live coverage of the Pope's arrival in Nairobi (Kenya) at the start of his papal visit to Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrlPqNphfYk

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24 Dec 2014 Q&A No comments

May a couple who marry in the Church, divorce, and later reconcile resume marital relations?

Full Question A husband and wife are validly married in the Catholic Church, and after several years get a civil divorce, never seek an annulment, live cha…

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09 Nov 2014 Q&A No comments

Is there a difference between a presider and a celebrant?

Full Question I've recently seen places in the missalette where it lists celebrant and presider. Doesn't it mean priest or deacon? What do these really mea…

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23 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Previewing the Pope at the United Nations: a call to abandon no one

In his much anticipated speech at the United Nations headquarters to be delivered Friday, Pope Francis will likely call on the countries of the world not to aba…

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02 Sep 2016 Uncategorized No comments

Archbishop of Canterbury to join Pope Francis in marking 30 years since Assisi

Religious leaders will participate in a three-day event celebrating the first World Day of Prayer The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will join Pope Fr…

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21 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Sir James MacMillan to compose work for Fátima anniversary

The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis Composer Sir James MacMillan has been commissioned by the Shrine of Fátima to write a work for the s…

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31 May 2016 USA Vatican No comments

Pope appoints pastor as new auxiliary bishop for Philadelphia Archdiocese

Mgr Edward Deliman's appointment was announced by the apostolic nuncio to the United States Pope Francis has named Mgr Edward Deliman, who is a priest of the P…

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17 Dec 2015 News USA No comments

A combined Plea of Intervention for Persecuted Christians

On Tuesday, December 15th, the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops had a joint meeting and have sent an appeal to Stéphane …

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20 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Why the Synod of Bishops is more than Rock’em Sock’em Robots

When you talk to people taking part in the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family and ask where things stand, one observation you’ll often hear is that public impr…

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What are the requirements for being a nun?

Full Question

I am a 15-year-old girl interested in becoming a nun. I am wondering what the requirements are for being a nun.

Answer

The requirements differ depending on the order and its particular charism. For example, some orders may require that their members have a college degree; for others that may not be necessary. Together with your parents, contact the vocations directors of a few orders that interest you and ask for their requirements.

Often you can find information about a particular order (especially the major orders) over the Internet. Search for the name of the order, and you may find its official Web site. There you’ll find the contact information you need. Another good site is www.religiouslife.com.

If you can’t find an official Web site, or are uncertain that the Internet information is reliable, your parish or diocesan office can help you find accurate contact information for an order that interests you.










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  1. Jud Dogon Reply

    I always wanted to become an augustinian nun. I just don’t know how and what are the qualifications and requirements. By the way, i am already 38 years old, widowed for years already and have no children.
    Hope you can give me some advise.

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