I Wanted to Be a Nun

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    If I'd Been Born In Medieval Times, Yes, I'd Have Moved Heaven And Earth To Be A Nun

    In medieval England and in other European countries, it was expected that at least one member of every family would become  priest or a nun, and if I'd been born then, I'd have chosen the nun option.  In those days, women didn't get to choose who they married - they were...
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Mar 31, 2011

    Seriously, I think that's my calling.

    ..my mum says that it's because I haven't had sex and once I do I won't look back, and my friends just take the ****, but I'm seriously considering it! The only issue is, I want kids, like children of my own, I don't really care much for sex or drinking etc, I mean it's fun but I...
    princessfenty princessfenty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014

    One Major Problem Though

    I sat beside two nuns one night at a concert that my mother had dragged me to.  They pitied me and bought me ice-cream and lemonade and talked to me and I decided that I wanted to be a nun.  I liked the idea of the convent life and had probably watched...
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    4 Responses Mar 23, 2009

    Care Less Of The Worldly Desires

    But single minded about the business of my Lord and savior. All I care is to sit at my master's feet. Listening to his teaching. And get inspired to do God's will.
    heilga heilga
    Mar 26, 2012

    I thought about becoming a nun

    since I was 6-7. The first reason is because I was attracted to their uniform haha yeah... then the reason changed to be with God. But then I started thinking about marriage and having a family a few years ago. I was watching an anime called Itazura na Kiss haha yeah that got...
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    Jul 19, 2015
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    If Only...

    When I was young, I used to ask God to let me wake up as a girl some morning.  In return, I would dedicate my life to him as a nun.  I would have been happy once I was female.  Of course it wasn't going to happen, but as a child, I thought anything was possible...
    RoseViolet RoseViolet
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2010

    For A While I Had Ideals About The Church Life

    I had been educated by a few nuns and I had thought in a way the convent may be a place for me... I have thought about it often... growing up as a teen it was always a viable option to me, but one I didn't think I should take lightly or for the wrong reasons. I have inquired a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2011

    Devoted Devotion

    I will study the word of Jesus in my closet. Fired to share the gospel to the poor lost needy. Pray whenever the holy spirit prompt me. Speak all the appropriate words. Glorify God in the deepest sense. Amen.
    heilga heilga
    Mar 26, 2012

    Kinda Still Do...

    back during the difficult dating years i often lamented, "if only there were protestant nuns!" it was only after i found love and got married that i discovered that there actually are anglican nuns, and you don't have to be celibate to be one! maybe one of these days if...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    Feb 9, 2008

    I've Thought About It.

    I grew up in the Catholic church and nuns were my role models. Something about that way of life always fascinated me. I don't know if I can really say that I wanted to be a nun since I turned out to be a non-religious person, but I've fantasized about it from time to time...
    MissDaphne05EV MissDaphne05EV
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    yes, but then they told me i had to make a vow to never have sex and i laughed and ran (right after i stole the uniform haha)
    trinze trinze
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2007


    it meant I would never have to get married. And men always have intimidated me. Also, the idea of living such a simple life does appeal to me from time to time.
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2008
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