Thursday, October 02, 2008

Another Sister Blogger

Sister Julie Viera, IHM Features "Nun Photos"

Sr. Julie is a champion blogger who does her Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and all consecrated women religious a great service. She adds breath and depth to the image of religious life. She also facilitates networking among religious. One of her efforts is that off publishing "nun photos" with accompanying stories about real nuns. I think this idea was born in her fertile mind when the story broke about an Italian priest who was going to sponsor a nun beauty contest to counter the dominant negative image of women religious in his country. He got so much flack that he withdrew the plan. But Sr. Julie countered the preposterous with something very practical and real. Monday is the day of the week on which she publishes the photos. This last Monday, September 29, my grandson Nicholas and I made it to Sr. Julie's blog, A Nun's Life. Just click on the link to get to her site and in the side bar you will find mention of me. Click on that to see the article and the photo.

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