Halfway through her summer with the Erie Benedictines, Nuns & Nones teammate Katie Gordon shares reflections about the future of monastic life. “How we can we all continue to expand our sense of community? In religious life, in spiritual communities, and even in civic spaces – how can a sense of expansion help stretch our hearts and our traditions even deeper?”
"What does the earth ask of us?" Nuns & Nones organizers Rachel Plattus and Diana Marin on right relationship, listening to the land, the evolution of religious life, and courageous living in tumultuous times.
It turns out, seriously exploring this way of life is a threat to the life one already has…which, of course, is the whole point."
Sarah Jane Bradley was one of the residents of the Nuns & Nones pilot residency. Her reflections are the inaugural blog post of our #surpriseweresoulmates storytelling campaign, highlighting the many instances of alchemy when our communities combine.
Press About Nuns & Nones
Tom Roberts, editor at large for National Catholic Reporter, writes on where he finds hope in the Nuns & Nones movement.
Sarah McKinney Gibson of Encore.org, which created the Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, wrote this article for the Christian Science Monitor.
In Part 2 of this series, Global Sisters Report explores the parallels between the unlikely community of women religious and millennial "nones" and their potential for a meaningful collaboration. While the decline in numbers at institutional congregations may be a discouraging trend to some, the union of these two groups may answer who could inherit the charisms that animate religious life today.
In Part 1 of this series, Global Sisters Report focuses on the coming together of experienced Catholic sisters and young people identifying as "nones" — shorthand for the box they check next to religion. Women religious and millennials seeking meaning have become partners through a shared passion for social justice issues, community life, and their devotion to a greater purpose. These two groups have found that they are "more alike than not."
Soli Salgado, staff writer for Global Sisters Report, in conversation with Sr. Judy Carle, RSM, and Sr. Gloria Marie Jones, OP, on National Catholic Reporter’s podcast.
Nuns & Nones was a finalist for the Encore Org’s Gen2Gen Prize - read more about it here.
By Claire Zulkey in US Catholic Magazine, Nov 2018 print issue.
On America This Week, writer Kaya Oakes discusses her America Magazine feature article.
Writer Kaya Oakes tells the story of Nuns & Nones in this national feature article.
Written by Jerry Ruff, Senior Writer and Editor for Saint Mary’s Press Research, in conversation with Sr. Barbara Hansen, OP, from the Grand Rapids Dominicans and GR-based Sisters & Seekers
Written by Jerry Ruff, Senior Editor and Writer at Saint Mary’s Press Research
Writing From Nuns & Nones Participants
From Adam Horowitz, Nuns & Nones organizer: “A long-form personal essay that chronicles the beginnings of Nuns & Nones, the unlikely path that led me to live at a convent in California, and some of the insights and future possibilities emerging along the way. Whether you’ve never met a nun or are one, I hope that there’s something in this story that speaks to you!”
National Organizer Katie Gordon writes for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston’s magazine on the trends that are unfolding in their conversations.
Linda Romey, OSB, from the Erie Benedictines in Erie, PA reflects on their recent Nuns & Nones-inspired gathering, Millennials & Monastics.
A piece by Sr. Judy Carle, RSM
A piece by Sr. Barbara Hansen, OP of Grand Rapids Dominicans, on the on-going Sisters & Seekers gatherings and national Nuns & Nones convening.
A piece by Sr. Judy Cannon (RSM) on the first Bay Area Nuns & Nones Gathering.
A piece by Sr. Mary Ann McGovern, from the St. Louis Nuns & Nones Gathering.
A reflection by Sr. Mary Elizabeth Looby on the Philadelphia Nuns & Nones Gathering.
By Nuns & Nones team member, Katie Gordon.
In Global Sisters Report, Soli Salgado covered the 2018 LCWR conference, where out-going president Sr. Teresa Maya challenged leaders to listen to next generation, to Nones, pointing to Nuns & Nones as an example.
Written by John M. Vitek, president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary's Press and the Saint Mary's Press Research Group, is the coauthor of Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics (Saint Mary's Press, 2018).
Interview from US Catholic Magazine with Sister Teresa Maya, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
By Duke Kwon, in the Washington Post.
Catherine Mueller in Global Sisters Report on the Loretto Community's acceptance of the noncanonical vows of two longtime co-members
A piece by Margaret Gonsalves in Global Sisters Report on the future of religious life.
A piece in Religion News Service from Emily McFarlan Miller on the movie “Lady Bird”
By Rebecca Parrish, for PBS.
By Linda Romey, in Global Sisters Report