Millennial Nuns: Reflections on Living a Spiritual Life in a World of Social Media

The Daughters of Saint Paul. Tiller, $19.99 (200p) ISBN 978-1-982158-02-6
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. (July)
Reviewed on : 04/28/2021
Release date: 07/01/2021
Genre: Religion
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