I’ve been blogging for over a year now, but it was on a private blog for my fellow Sisters of St. Joseph and a few friends. After the Nov. 13 Time article, “Today’s Nun Has A Veil – And A Blog”, it occurred to me that perhaps I could join other nuns online if I spent a little extra time making my blog entries more interesting to folks beyond my immediate circle of relationships. So, what you see here is my public debut. If you check out some other blogs of women religious, you’ll see that we are a diverse and assorted collection of characters, each with a unique take on life, and in a variety of different settings. When I have a little time, I’ll post some links to some other nuns’ blogs.
Those of you who are more familiar with religious life may have noticed that I’m using the terms nun and sister interchangeably when in fact there is a difference. Rather than reinvent the wheel, allow me to refer you to the blog of a friend of mine who does a nice job explaining the difference.
The reason I use the term “nun” more frequently, even though it’s not technically correct, is it will be easier for folks who are searching the blogosphere for blogs by folks like me. “Sister” can refer to a lot of identities aside from a woman religious, whereas, I’m not aware of any usage of the term “nun” outside of a religious context.
By the way, this nun has a blog but NOT a veil…isn’t diversity wonderful?