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How does a woman become a nun?

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    1 decade ago
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    What do you need to do to become a nun? The first thing you should be is Catholic. If you are already Catholic, than you are on the right track. If you are not Catholic, than you will need to look into converting to Catholicism. If you would like to convert, your best course of action is to visit your local Catholic church. There a priest will be able to work with you on the steps you will need to take to become Catholic.

    Once you have become Catholic, you are now ready to look into what it takes become a nun. Nuns need to be unmarried. In the Catholic church this means that you should be both unmarried now and never married before. The Catholic church does not recognize civil divorces and obtaining a divorce from the Church is not easy. You can become a nun however, if you have been married in the past and your husband has passed away.

    While the Catholic church does frown upon pre-marital sex, a woman can become a nun if she is not a virgin (as long as she has not married).

    If you meet these standards; Catholic and unmarried/undivorced; you are free to become a nun.

    Your next step will be to decide what order you would like to join. Nuns have groups that are called orders. Each order has its own set of rules that dictate how the nun of that order can act. The rules for each order may decide how a nun can dress, whether the nun can own property and what causes a nun may pursue. Choosing an order is very important. While all orders of nuns require that you take a vow of chastity, the level of strictness varies from order to order. While some people may feel that wearing a habit is an important aspect of being a nun, others may feel that the habit is outdated. While some may feel that taking a vow of poverty will show dedication, others may feel that belonging will not interfere with a nun's dedication to God. You will need to examine your own beliefs and match your beliefs with a suitable order.

    For more information about various orders, talk to a priest or nun at your local Catholic church. Once you have found an order that matches your beliefs, you will b able to join if you meet all the criteria for that

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well you could become a Catholic nun, or be a Muslim girl (that way you can still have family and such)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thia website had some info. Just make sure that it is your calling and something that you feel drawn to do not just something you are trying on a whim,

    http://www.learnalittle.com/career/become-nun.htm

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    first become a christian first;it`s all about Jesus Christ not about traditions. Nothing in the bible shows the doctrine of becoming a slave to the catholic church.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    contact the Catholic Church or go to their websites.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to a convent, dont have sex, and wear a habit. and other stuff. nunly stuff...lol

    -hetty♥

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have no idea sorry.

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