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Listen to A Nun's Life Interview with Sisters Sally and Cynthia!

If you missed the recent live interview by A Nun's Life with two wise and wonderful Sisters of the Holy Names, it's now available as a podcast recording. In the recording, Sisters Sally Gunn and Cythnia Canning respond to questions from listeners, talk about their call to religious life and exchange insights about faith and ministry with the program's two hosts.

The Oct. 21 episode was part of the "Motherhouse Road Trip" by Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch, who are interviewing Sisters around the United States as they celebrate 10 years of A Nun's Life Ministry serving the online community. An audience of Sisters, Associates and friends was on hand to applaud, laugh and enjoy the conversation in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Campbell, CA. In addition, Martha Rolley, SNJM helped field real-time questions and comments from listeners posting in the chat room, which the audience could read on a projection screen.

Listen to the podcast:


About the podcast guests:

Cynthia Canning, SNJM has ministered in education and SNJM leadership. She began as an elementary school teacher, juggling two grades in the same classroom. She later served as a high school teacher and principal. She was then called to SNJM leadership, serving six years each in the roles of Director of Ministry and Provincial. In 1994, Sister Cynthia along with SNJM Sisters Rosemary Delaney and Margaret Kennedy founded Next Step Learning Center. The community-based nonprofit continues to assist Oakland-area youth and adults who are seeking to earn their high school equivalency, transition to college, and build better lives.

Sally Gunn, SNJM has served in a variety of ministries. A much-loved junior high classroom teacher, she taught in southern California schools for over 20 years. She served for more than a decade at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino, where she worked with the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process and other aspects of parish life. Sister Sally has served in provincial leadership and other roles within the SNJM congregation. She was a key member of the planning team that guided the merging of five provinces of SNJM into the present U.S.-Ontario Province.