How to Write a Letter to a Nun


When writing a letter to a nun, use proper etiquette. Formally address her on the exterior of your envelope, and address her properly in the salutation and body of your letter. If you seek a nun's mailing address, you may successfully find it online, provided you know some information such as her name, parish or diocese.

  • Find the nun to whom you wish to write a letter. If you remember the community or diocese she worked in, you may be able to track down her mailing address online at the

  • Address the envelope. If addressing a Mary Smith, the outside of the envelope should read "Sister Mary Smith, OSH." If you are also ordained, you may address the envelope with "The Reverend Mary Smith, OSH."

  • Write your salutation. A proper salutation for a nun is simply "Dear Sister."

  • Write the body of your letter politely and professionally. When addressing her directly, use "Sister."

  • Close your letter and thank her for reading.

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