Discover how to engage in a faith-filled life in the era of social media from a group of young, consecrated Catholic sisters.
Friend. Artist. Writer. Businesswomen. Advocate. Scholar. The women whose pieces are included in this book hold many different titles. But they all share two important characteristics. First, they are all young women. Second, they are all consecrated religious of the Catholic order the Daughters of Saint Paul. They are millennial nuns.
More and more people—especially millennials—are turning to religion as a source of comfort and solace in our increasingly chaotic world. But rather than live a cloistered life of seclusion, the Daughters of Saint Paul actively embrace social media, using platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to evangelize, collectively calling themselves the #MediaNuns.
In this “funny and poignant” (Colleen Carroll Campbell, award-winning author of The Heart of Perfection) memoir, eight of these Sisters share their own discernment journeys, struggles, and crises of faith that they’ve overcome, and episodes from their daily lives. Through these reflections, the Sisters also offer practical takeaways and tips for living a more spiritually-fulfilled life, no matter your religious affiliation.
In a collection as diverse and varied as the Daughters of Saint Paul themselves, Millennial Nuns will appeal to anyone looking to discover more about balancing faith with the modern age.
Showcasing the personal histories of nuns from the millennial generation, this illuminating anthology shatters stereotypes of nuns as strict, elderly, and out of touch. The authors who are technically religious sisters rather than nuns, as they engage fully in society instead of remaining in a cloister detail their journeys from "normal" lives to joining the order of The Daughters of St. Paul, a congregation focused on using all kinds of media to share the gospel. Danielle Victoria Lussier explores bringing together her faith and artistic impulse through religious documentary photography. Tracy Dugas explains how spoken word has allowed her to "carry my relationship with God into the world and show by my witness what it means to be a disciple." While the treatment of similar themes of finding conversion and discerning a vocation in the convent becomes repetitive, the essays also tackle topics such as anorexia, overcoming bullying, and difficult childhoods. Together, these insightful testaments show how a commitment to spiritual practice and the will of God can heal and empower devotees. This charming glimpse into a forward-thinking group of young nuns will appeal to anyone interested in the convergence of new media and religious practice.