For Protestants the idea of becoming a nun can seem like an odd life choice, especially if one chooses one of the more contemplative orders that essentially remove a person from the broader world. We respect them, but struggle with understanding them. An effort called SisterStory has been undertaken to put this calling in a more positive -- cheerful light -- especially in an age when numbers of persons choosing this vocation is declining. Monica Mercado affirms this story, but believes that this is only part of the story. The story is, she insists, more complicated. I invite you to take a read and offer your thoughts.