Why Become a Nun?

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

In a call from God to become a nun there are found two desires: The first desire is to give oneself totally to God.  To respond to God’s love  by centering one’s life on this personal relationship with God.  The second desire is to dedicate oneself to help others know and love God Through loving  service  one works with God in spreading the kingdom The purpose of becoming a nun is to find in your heart these two desires. We have the example and vision of our Founder, St. Angela Merici.  She lived out these two desires in her life in northern Italy in the 16th century.

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