Does self-denial make you a better Christian?

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Our Motherhouse Road Trip takes us to the Benedictine Sisters of Cullman, Alabama.

In this Random Nun Clip, a listener asks if denying himself of things he wants will help him grow closer to God.  

Click here to listen to the full "Ask Sister" podcast. Our field studio guests are Srs. Madeline Contorno and Lynn Marie McKenzie. Other topics include the influence of the Civil Rights Movement on the call to religious life, the Rule of Benedict, and prayer as part of everyday life.

GSR shares clips from our friends at A Nun's Life Ministry, which has a live prayer podcast on Monday (excluding holidays) at 4 p.m. Central Time. Check out full episodes of all their podcasts (Ask Sister, Motherhouse Road Trip, and In Good Faith) on their website.