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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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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.

Directions and decisions: How do general chapters affect sisters' lives?

The Life - Panelists reflect on how community stances evolve in chapters and general assemblies and how practical applications flow from them, whether that's with vows, social justice, or spirituality and charism.

Learning from COVID-19 that we are not alone, but there is much separation

The Life - For May, the 2019-20 panelists were invited to submit a short reflection on COVID-19 and its effect on them, on their congregation, their country, or on the world.