Sister Marla Monahan, SND
Meet the Vicar for Religious
In her role as Vicar for Religious, Sister Marla serves as the liaison between the Bishop and the men and women religious ministering in the Diocese. She coordinates meetings between the Bishop and religious superiors, serves as a resource for religious communities, facilitates collaboration among communities, coordinates celebrations of religious life and prepares communications related to religious life. For information about the men and women religious of the diocese, contact Sister Marla at (859) 392-1500, ext. 1569.
Did You Know …
… there is a difference between Sisters and Nuns?
Though the terms are often used interchangeably, nuns historically take solemn vows and live a life of prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent, while sisters take simple vows and live an active vocation of prayer and charitable works in areas such as education and healthcare.
Both nuns and sisters are women religious and constitute a most beautiful way of serving Jesus Christ and all souls in the Church. They both fulfill essential tasks in the Church. While a nun is not a sister, both are addressed as “Sister.”
In all cases, nuns and sisters, orders and congregations, are manifestations of the charisms of the Holy Spirit to enrich the people of God.
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