- What do nuns call each other?
- Do you have to be a virgin to become a nun?
- Why are nuns called sisters?
- Can you have tattoos as a nun?
- Can a nun quit?
While both Nuns and Sisters are addressed as “Sister,” there is a distinction made in the Catholic Church which is generally not made by the public. Nuns take solemn vows and are cloistered, that is, they reside, pray and work within the confines of a monastery.
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Nuns are sisters because they can’t be the head of the church but are considered the family, same with brothers who are not sacramental ministers, meaning they are committed to the church but don’t serve God as a minister/priest.
It’s possible to become a nun, even though you have a tattoo. See if the church that you want to be a nun at is okay with your tattoos, I’m sure they will be, but check just to make sure. If not, keep trying, I’m sure that your tattoo won’t hold you back from what you want to do.
The answer is, technically, yes – but nuns who do decide to leave their posts often struggle with adjustment issues as they transition into the secular world. When the Second Vatican Council ended in 1965, what had once been a rigid, fixed religious doctrine transformed into something more revolutionary and flexible.