onBeing

onBeing is a video project I made while I worked at The Washington Post. It's based on the simple notion that we should all get to know one another a little better. You'll find video portraits that introduce you to the musings, passions and quirks of all sorts of people. Every week I interviewed and put a spotlight on one new person and the onBeing community grew. I hope you enjoy meeting these folks and thanks for stopping by! -- Jenn

onBeing: Sister Anne Elizabeth

At some point in my aimless 20s -- for about seven minutes -- I thought that maybe I'd become a Buddhist nun. (During those seven minutes, I also thought, "The military -- that's what I need for some direction!") So when a friend of mine was telling me that her friend Sister Anne Elizabeth is a Catholic nun, that it's pretty rare for young women to become nuns nowadays, that these days you'll find widows entering the sisterhood and that Sister Anne Elizabeth chose an order that requires her to wear a habit even though many others no longer do so, I was curious. I wanted to meet this woman who is devoting her life to being a nun -- not just seven minutes of it. Sister Anne Elizabeth and some of her sisters at the Monastery of the Visitation at Georgetown maintain a blog. Check it out if you'd like: livejesus.blogspot.com. --Jenn