Monday, April 30, 2007

A long-awaited welcome...

I get so many spam accounts trying to add themselves to the ring that I nearly lost a couple of real live ones in the shuffle! Please give a long-overdue welcome to:

My Journey: A glimpse into the journey that is my life.
Kelly writes from Pennsylvania about her journey of discernment. Please welcome her!

We also have one other new blog waiting in the queue. Once they add the SisterBloggers ring code to their site, I'll get them officially added here as well.

Another bit of housekeeping. The following blogs who used to be official ring members are in the queue for a lack of ring-code on their blogs. If you know these people, could you have them contact me about getting the ring code put back on their blogs if they still want to belong to the SisterBloggers web ring? Otherwise, I will be deleting them outright in a week or two (i.e. the next time I get around to doing Ring housecleaning--which could very well turn into a month or more given my history here!) If you see your blog here: we want you back! Please check your blog to make sure you have the code and let me know that/when you do. Thanks!

Finally, my own blog address has changed. I retired my old site (wheretonowgod), and the URL has already been claimed by someone else! Please update any links to: I got the word last week that I have been accepted to enter with my very own Groovy Sisters in August! (different ones from Sr. Suan Rose, CSJP's original Groovy Sisters) I've officially made the switch and swapped out this new site for the old one in the ring.

Onward and upward, dear Sisters and Sisters-to-be!

Friday, April 20, 2007

What are the Sisters (and Sister-to-be) blogging about this week?

Yes, it's a (partial) round up. Miracles do happen!! If I missed your blog, feel free to let us know what's new in the comments!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

in the news

Check out this article in the Toledo Blade: "Everyone from nuns to meter readers are blogging about work." It features Sister Bloggers!

Indeed, there are enough nuns keeping blogs that SisterBloggers alone, an online network of like-minded blogs from Catholic and Episcopalian nuns, boasts nearly two dozen members. Vieira's own site links to more than 30. "I think religious women are wanting to tell their story" said Sister Susan Francois, 34, who started SisterBloggers three years ago, and belongs to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in New Jersey.

She said she started her blog when she was "discerning a religious vocation for myself and decided to share my story." She said the majority of the nuns who are part of SisterBloggers are in their 20s and 30s, but she's surprised how universal the experiences sound, "even though the communities are very different." Some nuns use their blogs to provide daily prayer. Many wrestle with what it means to live a devout life; on the Web site Sister Mary Alternative, Sister Jen explains she's a post-modern nun "testing my vocation to religious life." And others, like Sister Julie's site, are committed to debunking the notion that a nun's life is one of solitude and uptight elderly women with sour faces.