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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How does the vow of poverty shape a sister's public policy work?

From A Nun's Life podcasts - Sister Maxine talks with Sr. Richelle Friedman about her vow of poverty as a Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary sister and how that shapes her public policy work for human needs.

Interfaith work on climate change, and a call to transform

From A Nun's Life podcasts - Sister Maxine speaks to Sr. Joan Brown about people of different faiths working together. Brown discusses the call to transformation involved in the work to address climate change.

Growing up and getting a sense of justice and peace

From A Nun's Life podcasts - Sister Maxine speaks to Sr. Durstyne Farnan, representative to the United Nations for the Dominican Leadership Conference about the influences of her parents on her commitment to peace and justice.

Catholic sisters make a distinctive difference in social justice

From A Nun's Life podcasts - Sister Maxine talks with Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner of the Newcomer Network in D.C. about the ways women religious have responded to the needs of immigrants in the United States.