Nun + Run

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Wednesday 20, October 2010 | Category:   Vocation and Discernment,Consecrated Life

There are Nun Runs. These are come-and-see events where women discerning their vocation visit several women’s communities in succession (in fact there’s a Nun Run coming up November 12-13 in the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky area—click on the link and scroll down).

Then there is the Run for Nuns, where people run to raise money to help prospective members of religious orders pay off their college debt. And don't forget nuns who run, like triathlete Sister Madonna Bruder and ultramarathoner Sister Mary Elizabeth Lloyd.

Now we hear about the upcoming fourth annual Run with the Nuns Motorcycle Rally and Show this Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack in Bossier City, LA. The event benefits children's health through parent education, services to abused children, teen obesity prevention, and other child-welfare programs.

Last year almost 1,000 bikers and over 30 vendors participated in the Run. This year there will be live and silent auctions, games, and a larger vendor area. Breakfast and lunch will be served, live bands will perform throughout the day, and Shreveport Bishop Michael Duca will open the event with a blessing of the bikes. Says event chairwoman Liz Swaine, "You don't need a bike to come out and participate."

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