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The Life panelists are a group of 20 sisters from across the global north and south who respond to questions about the unique, challenging and very specific lives of women religious. Click here to learn about the 2020-21 round of panelists.

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Waiting for now: Looking forward to 2021, sisters know prayerful optimism

The Life - With the comfort of evergreens, children's laughter, bayanihan and good memories — grief and fear giving way to trust — what could 2021 bring?

Advent's holy season of silence, darkness, waiting gives way to the light of Christmas

The Life - A procession to the humble stable, works of mercy, celebrations with families, seeking unclouded vision, waiting through the darkness — 10 sisters from around the world share their Advent and Christmas reflections.

Lessons from religious life: oppression, conflict, babies, noodle cake, flip-flops and pajamas

The Life - Women religious are in a particular position to be near those on the margins on society. They even are surprised at the turns their own lives sometimes take.

GSR's The Life: God's designs were made known

The Life - This month, the sisters describe an instance when they have revisited a past experiences and seen in them how God's loving designs were made known.