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Where can i learn about what it's like to be a nun?

Asked by jca (36043points) August 12th, 2010

No, i don’t want to become a nun. I sat with some nuns at a party the other night, and i took the opportunity to talk to them about what life is like for them. I found it fascinating, like i would find any other culture or lifestyle fascinating.

Where can i learn more about what it’s like to be a nun?

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mammal's avatar

a nunnery/convent, you can live with them on a probationary period, as a novice without taking full ordination. that’s the best way, when you say nun i assume you mean Christian. Or maybe you could just do a retreat for a few weeks, i’m not sure what all the options are.

JilltheTooth's avatar

In this house of Brede by Rumer Godden

wundayatta's avatar

The Secret Life of Nuns (16th C novel)

The Journey of One Buddhist Nun: Even Against the Wind (Thai Nun’s story of dealing with anti-female culture)

My Life Remembered: Nun, Priest, Feminist (probably most helpful to you)

Nuns Having Fun

The Buried Life: A Nun’s Journey (published in 1971. Story of a woman who eventually left the very strict community she had lived in for so long)

Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns (A description of a wide variety of contemporary Catholic Nuns’ lives)

mollydrew's avatar
A nun is a religious female who lives a contemplative cloistered life of prayer and meditation, while a sister, in Christian denominations, lives an active vocation of prayer and service, often to the needy, sick, poor, and uneducated.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

It takes a lot of discipline to become a Nunja

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