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

Tiller Pr. Jul. 2021. 240p. ISBN 9781982158026. $19.99. REL
While the number of Roman Catholic priests and nuns has been declining worldwide and in the United States for decades, there has been a small bump in the number of millennials answering the call. This personal book by offers the stories of eight millennial women, from across the U.S. and around the world, who joined the Daughters of Saint Paul, a Roman Catholic international religious congregation. Unlike past generations of nuns, whose existence was often characterized by isolation, these “#MediaNuns” have embraced social media, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, to evangelize. Each woman’s personal story is unique: some came from dysfunctional backgrounds, some were disenchanted with the pressures of the secular world, and some wanted the strong guidance of a religious life; all share deep faith and love of Christ. Through each narrative, readers will come to understand why the women joined the congregation and why they wish to spread their personal peace and fulfillment to others.
VERDICT A personal collection that offers a firsthand glimpse into lives that most of us will never know, but which social media is making less of a mystery.
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