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'Life as a Sister'--A Unique Website Goes Live

4/16/2014 - 1:21 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

BALTIMORE, MD (April 16, 2014) - The Sisters of Bon Secours, an international religious congregation of Catholic sisters based in Marriottsville, Md., announce the launch of a unique website, "Imagine a Sister's Life" allows single Catholic women to imagine what it's like to be a nun and discover if this could be their life's call.

Bon Secours vocation director, Sister Pat Dowling, CBS, notes, "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! 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."

"Imagine a Sister's Life" speaks to women in a relational way while also using interactive tools to visualize, research, and inquire about a way of life as a sister. Sisters narrate various aspects of their life through high quality videos. In addition to the standard blog and chat room found on sites, a wide array of multimedia tools allow women to journey at their own pace with amazing religious women, while helping them to discover their own call in life.

The website, built especially for smartphones, provides: resources to understand a vocation; questions to ask throughout the process; a way to explore how to use professional talents in ministry; an introduction to the various ways religious communities live out their call; and suggestions for prayer, spiritual direction, self-exploration, and more. The Sisters of Bon Secours will also add other features to assist visitors, based on feedback.

These are exciting times in which Pope Francis is promoting a mission to the world that religious sisters have fulfilled since their inception. There are many women who desire to respond in faith with radical commitment to the Gospel, and who want to share Christ's message of healing, compassion, and liberation with those in need. "Imagine a Sister's Life" can help them imagine what God's dream looks like for them!

The Sisters of Bon Secours are delighted to share this web resource with women exploring their path in life, and look to our many partners in ministry to help spread the word. We encourage you to check out, include a link on your own website and share it with others through social media, directories, and blogs.

For more information about "Imagine a Sister's Life", other resources, or to schedule a call with Sister Pat, please contact us.


Sisters of Bon Secours  MD, 21104 US
Jennifer Murphy - Communications Associate,  410-442-3147


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1 - 2 of 2 Comments

  1. Patty
    1 year ago

    I agree with Elizabeth--looking at the site you cannot tell it is about the religious life. It seems like they were afraid of mentioning the Catholic aspects, lest they OFFEND?? It is a very weird presentation, and some habit wearing seemed called for at the very least, not just a bunch of happy faces, happy lay faces, sans prayer, church or convent. No, they are doing such a "soft sell" it is silly. These people could be looking for a job, not seeking a a
    vocation. That was my impression.

  2. Elizabeth
    1 year ago

    I am looking at their website, this is a nice effort but it doesn't visually show pictures of sisters, everyone on the site is in secular clothing. Also does not at all stress ecclesial aspects of their life, and I don't see where it even mentions Holy Mass or the Liturgy of the Hours or devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist. Doesn't answer the questions the typical Catholic vocation candidate would inevitably have in our time about whether these sisters are in a faithful and obedient relationship with the Catholic Church, would the formation be orthodox or is a faithful Catholic going to be swimming against the current, what is their daily prayer life together, and could they could count on being able to live in community in the future (the site acknowledges many of their sisters now live alone, these lives basically resemble other lay people for instance in secular institute). And would a young woman joining be at risk of being one of the last remaining members of the community making painful and weighty decisions in the event that it did not begin to grow and revitalize?

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