A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the enclosure of a monastery. In the Buddhist tradition, female monastics are known as Bhikkhuni , and take several additional vows compared to male monastics bhikkhus. Nuns are most common in Mahayana Buddhism , but have more recently become more prevalent in other traditions. Within Christianity, women religious, known as nuns or religious sisters , are found in Catholic , Eastern Orthodox , Anglican , and Lutheran traditions among others. Though the terms are often used interchangeably, nuns historically take solemn vows and live a life of prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent , while sisters take simple vows  and live an active vocation of prayer and charitable works in areas such as education and healthcare. Examples include the monastic Order of Saint Clare founded in in the Franciscan tradition, or the Missionaries of Charity founded in by Mother Teresa to care for people living in grave poverty.
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Sure, women, like men, go through different seasons of life and that means fluctuating reading materials. Currently on my nightstand is The Big Book of Birth. The audience comprised of young orthodox Christian women today is grittier and intellectually deeper than the stereotypical pastel-themed cookie-cutter Christian lady blogs. Christian women are reading many of the same outlets as our pastors and brother lay leaders, and faith-based content creators would do well to remember so. Young women are reading. A Pew Research study found 70 percent of women ages read in-depth articles and 33 percent of those check the news daily.
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