Welcome to nunsuch!
Why nunsuch? I’d like to tell you there’s some profound meaning behind my choice of a name for this blog, but I just thought it was a cute play on the word “nonesuch”. And since a lot of what I will be reflecting on is my experiences as a contemporary Roman Catholic woman religious, it seemed appropriate.
Just for fun, I looked up “nonesuch” in the Merriam Webster online dictionary, and it said, “a person or thing without an equal.” I almost changed the name of this blog after seeing that because it sounds pretentious, and that is certainly not what I’m going for here. On the other hand, I haven’t come across too many nuns who are engineers either. So while this combination is probably not unique, it’s certainly unusual. Give me a shout if you know of other nuns who are engineers.
My hope for this blog is for us to have meaningful conversations about issues that matter. I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of life as a global citizen in the 21st century that I can lose touch with that deepest, truest place inside of me where I experience my most profound encounters with God and the people in my life.
So how do we do that? I think that perhaps one way is to share a bit of my journey with you as a context for these meaningful conversations, and go from there. There will be times I will share resources from others as food for thought, and I hope that you will offer your insights as well.
I should probably say here that the views expressed on this blog are mine alone, except when otherwise noted, and do not represent those of the Sisters of St. Joseph or the University of Detroit Mercy.