Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 16:31 pm
Six nuns from the convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Family of Mary congregation in Curitiba, Brazil, died in less than a week, five of them from COVID-19.
Other nuns at the convent also came down with the illness and some were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Sister Madalena Ryndack of the Curitiba convent said that "with the prayers of many friends" the situation is gradually "returning to normal."
The Archdiocese of Curitiba published the death notices of the nuns.
On Aug. 28, Sr. Helena Glovacki, 95, and a sister for 74 years, passed away. On Aug. 29, Sr. Elizabeth Tartas, 94, who was in religious life for 64 years, died. The following day, Sr. Marieta Bet, 88, who spent 70 years in consecrated life, died. On Aug. 31, Sr. Sofía Culaves, 78, with 65 years as a nun, passed away.