Sr. Miriam is the Sylvester Stallone of Nuns

Episode 109 · September 28th, 2017 · 56 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

Sister Miriam is a professed religious sister with the Order of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, which serves the Church and the World through collaboration between priests, religious, and laity. Her call to religious came through a holy priest who walked with her as college came to an end. She speaks to us about brokenness, healing, and recovery, as she entered AA dealing with her alcoholism. Sr. Miriam's honesty is a game changer, as she has moved past shame and fear and is more concerned with bringing people hope.

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