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What’s the Difference Between a Nun and a Consecrated Virgin?

Q1: What’s the difference between a nun and a consecrated virgin?  I assumed the two terms were synonymous, until I read recently about a new Vatican document on the topic of consecrated virgins, and it sounds like they are something … Continue reading

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Do Sisters Have to Wear Their Habits?

Q: When I was a child in Catholic school, the nuns all wore full habits which reached all the way down to the floor.  Nowadays we’re lucky if they’ll even wear a cross that identifies them as a nun and … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Sisters and Nuns?

Q: My children go to a Catholic school that is run by nuns.  Or at least I always assumed they were nuns. Recently I walked by the principal while she was talking to another parent on the street, and I … Continue reading

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