Why Did You Become a Nun?

Welcome to our “Ask The Nun” series of informal videos. Today’s question focuses on why Sister Norma became a nun. Sister Norma Raupple shares her answer.

I was 18 years old when I decided to become a nun.  My parents were close to the Church and generous, service-oriented Catholics.   I joined the Ursuline Sisters because these were the nuns I got to know as I was growing up.  I spent time with them  and I liked being around them. I  found them to be happy, contented women and I could see that they were doing something meaningful with their lives.  I knew they loved God and loved what they were doing as teachers.  I too wanted to be happy and to grow in my love of God and be able to serve others. Today, women get to know nuns in many different settings in addition to schools and hospitals. You may meet a Sister in your parish, in some peace and justice project you are interested in, or while participating in a missionary experience.

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