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 collective 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 any reader looking to discover more about balancing faith with the modern age.
The Daughters of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic international religious congregation founded in 1915 in Italy. The congregation is part of the worldwide Pauline Family, one of the ten institutes founded by Blessed James Alberione, and operates in fifty-one countries around the world. Their international headquarters are based in Rome and their US headquarters are based in Boston.
“Never before as a reader have I been so equally amused, inspired, and seen than I have been when reading Millennial Nuns. The Daughters of St. Paul are so full of life and joy that I dare you not to fall in love with the #MediaNuns.”
“Millennial Nuns is a gem—at turns funny and poignant, eye-opening and radically honest. The wildly diverse stories and backgrounds of these young Daughters of Saint Paul testify to the most fundamental truth of the Gospel: that the God who is love didn’t wait for us to find Him; He entered into our human brokenness to seek and find us. And He is still doing so today, wherever He finds souls brave enough to open themselves to His extravagant, all-consuming love.” —Colleen Carroll Campbell, award-winning author of The Heart of Perfection
“With their new book Millennial Nuns, the Daughters have an opportunity to share that same infectious joy with countless others, and it’s no overstatement to say that this opportunity has the potential to change the world.” —Tommy Tighe, author of Saint Dymphna’s Playbook
“The sisters’ reflections in Millennial Nuns are real, relatable, and fun. Each chapter reveals a beautiful aspect of the ‘many-sided wisdom of God’ (Eph. 3:10) in the lived experience of each sister. Anyone looking for inspiration, authenticity, and encouragement—Christian or not—will find abundant fruit in these pages.” —Father S. Brice Higginbotham, author of Daily Lessons from the Saints: 52 Weeks of Inspiration and Encouragement