Do you know (or know of) a nun that is deserving of the adjective 'amazing'? She can be living in any part of the world and can be old or young. It would be great to have variety, and you might get in touch to tell me about a nun who is following in the footsteps of Mother Theresa and feeds starving children a simple breakfast or she may be an academic nun in the way Edith Stein had a number of secretaries to whom she dictated her philosophical works.
I'm researching dynamic sisters with the view to doing mini-biographies of nuns who are setting a higher standard for religious life. For some decades there have been less women going for religious life, perhaps because they had the idea that it was limiting, confining and that they would not be able to accomplish great deeds. But to counteract this stereotype of nuns as a controlled and fettered group of women who are prevented from developing their gifts and talents because of the constraints of the convent walls - I would like to show living nuns who have become pillars of their religious community and who would be examples to other women. With this in mind, I am only doing biographies of living nuns.
The development that sparked my interest in doing this story was the fact that the number of women joining religious orders has tripled in the last three years.
It would be wonderful to have many suggestions of sisters who are living out their vocations in extraordinary ways. Please drop me a line in the comment box.
With Warmest Wishes, Mary