What's it like to be a nun?
June 22, 2011 11:40 AM Subscribe
What's your nun story?
posted by Laura Macbeth to religion & philosophy (21 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
A friend has decided to become a nun in the Roman Catholic church in the US. I'm going to research the facts, but I'd like to hear from MeFites who've gone this path, or have been close to people who have. I'm interested in a couple of things -
a) What was your story? What led you/the person to decide to become a nun? How old were you/they? How did your family/friends react?
b) What happened then? What was your/their path to becoming a nun?
c) What's your/their daily life like?
d) Any other anecdotal data you'd like to provide.
Thanks! I was raised atheist and remain atheist, so my interaction with this sort of thing has been limited, but I'm very interested in understanding and supporting my pal.
(She just sent me the e-mail today, so I don't have any details about her plans beyond what I've put here.)