What is TheNunRun?

My friend Kate and I on our way home from a pilgrimage to Ireland

My friend Kate and I on our way home from a pilgrimage to Ireland

+JMJ+

Ave Maria! Welcome to The NunRun. Maybe you are familiar with this Catholic catchphrase, but instead of a weekend of young women visiting several convents to discern (prayerfully seek) whether they are called to become nuns themselves, I am taking the NunRun to a literal level!

This September 13, myself and a group of generous friends will run the Chicago Half Marathon–13.1 miles along the beautiful lakefront–with the goal of raising funds to help me remit my educational debt so I may enter Religious Life!

Training is in full swing, and every day I try more and more to surrender to God’s mercy and grace. As you read through the pages on this site, I invite you to learn a little more about me, my friends, the Laboure Society and the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels on Chicago’s West Side.

As I try to learn more and more what humility truly is, I ask you to consider supporting me! I cannot say how important prayer support is, and your prayers for this effort are invaluable and most crucial. If you are in a position to support the NunRun financially, please visit Donate Today!

When I began to consider this endeavor, the words of St. Paul came to mind. His ability to use athletic imagery to help us understand the Spiritual journey is amazing! “Do you not know that in a race all runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”

Through your prayers and support, and above all God’s Divine Mercy and Providence, like Paul I aim to run to obtain the pearl of great price: freedom to give myself totally to Christ as a Religious Sister!

6 thoughts on “What is TheNunRun?

  1. I read your story in the LA Times yesterday. I think it is fantastic of your devotion. You are one the special people of this earth. I hope you did okay. I will be making a donation for your vocation and others to the Laboure Society.

    Matt

  2. Greetings from Canada

    I have heard of the nun run today on NPR radio and i think that what you are doing is wonderful! It is so beautiful to see young people giving their lives to Jesus and Mary! I truly admire what you are doing! May God bless you in all of your endeavours!

  3. When I read the article in the Chicago Tribune last Sunday, I knew I had to help you, in one way or other. Being Catholic and knowing what we usually go in our Church, there are few who can really make the difference. Ironically, this past Sunday the 13th, in our second reading, Santiago in his letter say that our faith is shown only when we demotrate it in acts, not just in words. God may give you the strengh and help you keep the right path in your formation. Que la paz de Jesus permanesca contigo!

  4. Congratulations on the nun run. Just thought I’d let you know how well known you are….I’m in NZ, I read about the nun run on the Laboure foundation’s website…
    But I also just got another link to it left on the facebook page I set up to fundraise for my vocation!

    I hope you’re getting close to your goal. Thank you for the inspiration that you are to others.

    May God continue to bless you!
    Leonie

  5. It’s awesome I came upon your blog! I can’t wait to read how your Nunrun went [I’m pretty late, reading from other posters]

    I will keep you in my prayers and God speed:)

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