Sr. Maxine Kollasch co-founded A Nuns Life Ministry, a vibrant online community where Catholic sisters engage with people worldwide around faith, vocation and finding joy in everyday life. Founded on the Internet in 2006 with Sr. Julie Vieira, the ministry is present online and in many social media. A Nun's Life is a pioneer in the use of Internet technologies and social networking to bring the centuries-old tradition of religious life in areas such as discernment and vocation into conversation with everyday life in the 21st century. Kollasch is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan, and has master's degrees in theology and in advertising.

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Should we expect religion to make us happy?

From A Nun's Life podcasts – "I really feel my life has a lot of unhappiness. Do I need religion to find my way?" Sister Maxine and Franciscan Sr. Shannon Schrein reflect on what religion has to offer us.

What can a worried grandma do about her unbaptized grandbaby?

From A Nun's Life podcasts – A grandmother is very worried that her 8-month-old granddaughter still hasn't been baptized. Franciscan Sr. Shannon Schrein joins Sister Maxine to shed some light on the issue.

If cats can go to heaven, can they go to purgatory, too?

From A Nun's Life podcasts – A mom asks about the possible fate of her son’s moody cat, and Sister Maxine and guest Franciscan Sr. Shannon Schrein talk about heaven, hell, animals and moral choices.

Determining which Scripture becomes liturgy

From A Nun's Life podcasts - Who decides which Bible passages make it into the Mass readings?