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Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

Aug 25, 2016 - 03:14 pm .- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.

Nun's rosary beads stolen at knife-point in Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2016 - 06:02 am .- A religious sister was robbed while on a walk in civilian clothing on Sunday afternoon in Quincy, Massachusetts, authorities said.

Nun who escaped with her life talks about ISIS attack in France

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:08 am .- Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to escape in a moment of inattention by the terrorists and alert the police.

These Argentinian nuns are accused of helping hide $9 million

Jul 23, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Four nuns in Argentina are being investigated by Church officials after allegedly helping a former government official hide up to $9 million in cash and jewels their convent.

These photos of a dying nun went viral – and here's why

Jun 27, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers.

Young nuns? It's a trend.

Jun 9, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.

These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's Prison Center to spend time with the inmates and attend Mass with them.

Nun attacked in South Sudan dies from gunshot wounds

May 23, 2016 - 02:58 pm .- A Slovak nun and medical doctor died Friday from gunshot wounds she suffered in an attack in Yei, South Sudan last week.

Why I wear the habit – a nun's reflection on religious life

May 6, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person.

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Apr 27, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery.

God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador's quake

Apr 19, 2016 - 05:31 pm .- Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her vocation is the story of a woman who left the party life for an “amazing” life in God.

A rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand's Red Nuns

Mar 18, 2016 - 06:23 am .- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand.

These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was invited to perform at Pope Francis’ U.S.-Mexico border Mass in Juarez earlier this week.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:26 pm .- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.

This Catholic nun is competing on Food Network's reality cooking show

Nov 9, 2015 - 02:25 pm .- Fans of the Food Network’s competitive cooking show “Chopped” can look forward to a special appearance on Monday night’s episode – Sister Alicia Torres, a Catholic religious sister from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015 - 04:13 pm .- For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Aug 1, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.

Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

Mar 14, 2015 - 04:57 pm .- It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people have been displaced. And a February ceasefire agreement with Russia has created only a tenuous halt in hostilities, leaving the future uncertain.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Coming soon: the Vatican's report on US women religious

Dec 4, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- The Vatican has confirmed it will release its report on the state of women religious in the United States later this month, following up on the apostolic visitation that concluded in January 2012.  

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