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The Life Panelists

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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To live authentically, look to the paramount example: Jesus

Whatever our ministry or role, we are each 'the miracle of an original'

Holy Saturday: Memories of loss, waiting and expectation

From clericalism to communion: The church's never-ending conversion

What darkness requires God's great light this year?

The only possible peace recognizes each person's dignity and the rights of all

Despite challenges, promise of Advent shines bright into our darkness

How has the synodal process affected Catholic sisters?

Wisdom sustains us on the journey of life

The night before forever: Ahead of final vows, sisters feel doubt, anxiety, joy

'Zingers from God': Sisters embrace grace from companions in ministry

'Reach every victim' and 'leave no one behind': Sisters combat human trafficking

'Prayer is life': Sisters share how they pray, and how that prayer evolved

Delving deeper: Sisters on their changing relationship with an amazing, loving God

'Everything is connected': How sisters are responding to the climate crisis

Amid darkness of Lent, 'God is bigger than any difficulty'

The keys to healing and forgiveness: Listen, acknowledge, apologize

With our vow of obedience, we make decisions in the light of Christ

Sisters celebrate Christmas season with music, gifts and traditional rituals

Advent: 'Moments of waiting that fill the heart with joy'