The Life is a monthly feature about the unique, challenging and very specific lives of women religious around the world. The format is simple: GSR poses a question and publishes responses from several sisters who are part of a panel of 20. Read more about the project.

Meet the new sisters panel for the fourth year of The Life

Lessons from religious life: oppression, conflict, babies, noodle cake, flip-flops and pajamas

GSR's The Life: God's designs were made known

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