Welcome to our “Ask The Nun” series of informal videos. Today’s question focuses on why Sister Norma became a nun. Sister Norma Raupple shares her answer.

I was 18 years old when I decided to become a nun.  My parents were close to the Church and generous, service-oriented Catholics.   I joined the Ursuline Sisters because these were the nuns I got to know as I was growing up.  I spent time with them  and I liked being around them. I  found them to be happy, contented women and I could see that they were doing something meaningful with their lives.  I knew they loved God and loved what they were doing as teachers.  I too wanted to be happy and to grow in my love of God and be able to serve others. Today, women get to know nuns in many different settings in addition to schools and hospitals. You may meet a Sister in your parish, in some peace and justice project you are interested in, or while participating in a missionary experience.

Please submit your questions to vocations@theursulines.org

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  1. First Love

    In the instant of a second, I just always knew.
    A flickering flame I caught in the eye of you.

    A feather in the wind and on my last breath,
    A deeper breeze of Sunsets at night’s death,

    A Star beams on the Moon and lights up the sky.
    I am in a wonderland amazed at just how high.

    Lo and behold, it comes to me at the end.
    My first love left me His message to send.

    Look up and you shall see me at night,
    Look down and I am out truly of sight.

    Hold on to the very end for I am near,
    It’s my voice in your heart you’ll hear.

    Take one breath or even two,
    I am the one always with you!

    ®Registered: Ann Rich 2006

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