Nuns in the wind

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CURRENT EVENT | AUGUST 23, 2018

Pro Athlete To Nun

Professional women’s football player Annie Yoches recently became Franciscan nun Sister Rita Clare. She gave up her career as a professional athlete to follow her religious calling. Listen to hear her story.

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Story Length: 3:38

Listen to the Story:

Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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