Sunday, March 30, 2008

On The Contrary

Over at A Nun's Life, Sr. Julie had two interesting posts this week on nuns, sexual urges and relationships.

She titled the second post: "Do women become nuns because they can’t “get a guy”?

In that post she made the strong point below:

Too often people assume that nuns are women who couldn’t “get a guy” or who broke up with someone they thought was “the one” and was left with no alternative. Nuns are also stereotyped as sexually repressed, dowdy women who lack passion and care only about piety, cleanliness and order.

On the contrary …

Women do not become nuns because they had a bad relationship or because they don’t like sexual activity/energy or because they "can’t get a guy". Nuns are women who would have made wonderful lovers, wives, and mothers. Still we choose to respond to God’s call to a different way of life, a way of life that is just as full and natural as single or married life.

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