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Four religious sisters of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love joined “EWTN News In Depth” on May 24, 2024, to discuss their experience thus far on the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

Group of religious sisters surprised to be walking the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage 

Jun 9, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love joined “EWTN News In Depth” on May 24 to share how they... Read more


Religious women help launch program to combat sexual abuse, ‘create a culture of care’

Jun 3, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The e-learning program helps educate religious women on how to protect children and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse situations. Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet takes part in the Pontifical Council for Culture's Plenary Assembly on Women's Cultures in Rome on Feb. 6, 2015.

French court sentences Cardinal Ouellet, religious community to fines after expelling nun

A French court has fined Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, PSS, and others for the wrongful dismissal of Sabine Baudin de... Read more

Mother Chiara Thérèse and Sister Lucia Rose of Servants of the Children of the Light after the ceremony with Bishop David Kagan of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Montessori religious community develops in North Dakota ‘to serve Christ in the child’

Mar 19, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Dr. Maria Montessori always wanted an order of religious sisters who were dedicated to the education method that became her... Read more

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Religious sisters urge passage of aid bill to ‘break link’ between trafficking, migration

Feb 13, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act is on the docket for the House of Representatives this... Read more

The Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ

Dictatorship in Nicaragua uses confiscated nuns’ home as migration office

Feb 7, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The former house of the Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ is in the city... Read more


Religious sisters sue Smith & Wesson for ‘facilitating’ mass shootings

Dec 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A collection of four congregations of Catholic religious sisters filed a lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson on... Read more

Jim Irsay, a billionaire businessman who grew up in the Chicago area, praised his cousin Sister Joyce Dura’s service to others during her time as a religious sister.

Indianapolis Colts owner donates $5 million to Catholic Charities to honor cousin, a nun

Sep 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

“Sister Joyce spent a half-century giving back to others, so with this gift I only hope to emulate my dear... Read more

Trevor Williams, 31, pitcher for the Washington Nationals, in an interview with Colm Flynn for "EWTN News In Depth," June 5, 2023.

Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams invites religious sisters for ‘Ladies Night’ 

Sep 8, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Trevor Williams invited women from various religious orders to the event, which included free tickets to the game and refreshments. Read more

Dozens of Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, stop at Merrill Whippy Dip in rural Michigan to celebrate a postulant member’s profession of vows for religious life with Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Saginaw, near Lake Huron, on Aug. 16, 2023.

Why did dozens of religious sisters show up at this rural Michigan ice cream stand?

Sep 6, 2023

By Martin Barillas

A group of Religious Sisters of Mercy recently enjoyed a “sweet celebration” at Merrill Whippy Dip in Michigan. Read more

Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt at the first round game of the NCAA Tournament in Dallas on March 15, 2018.

104-year-old ‘Sister Jean’ throws out first pitch at Chicago Cubs game

Aug 29, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt belongs to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a sports chaplain... Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.

Fort Worth nun forced to use bishop-appointed canon lawyer amid dispute with diocese

May 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Carmelite nun is now appealing to the Vatican after the bishop refused to let her choose her own canon... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on April 26, 2023.

Pope Francis: Monks and nuns are ‘the beating heart’ of evangelization

Apr 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope pointed to the example of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and other cloistered religious who sustain the life of... Read more

Triplets María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, are all nuns belonging to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023

By CNA Staff

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation... Read more


Ortega dictatorship expels another religious congregation from Nicaragua

Sep 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua has expelled the Religious Sisters of the Cross, thus continuing its attacks... Read more

Sister Simone Campbell.

Sister Simone Campbell to be among Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

Jul 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

Sister Simone Campbell, former executive director of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, will receive the Presidential Medal of... Read more

Faces of the martyrs of Yemen.

Six years ago today these religious sisters died in Yemen

On March 4, 2018, four Missionaries of Charity were killed by ISIS in Aden, Yemen. Read more

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at Przemyśl Główny train station in Poland

Spanish nuns evacuated from Ukraine: Christ was with us in the Blessed Sacrament 

Mar 3, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Before war broke out in Ukraine, Sisters María, María Jesús, and Antonia of the Missionaries of the Congregation of Saint... Read more

Sister André Randon

French Catholic nun turns 118, making her the second oldest person in the world

Feb 11, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sister Andre Randon, a French nun, celebrated her 118th birthday on Feb. 11. This milestone makes her the second-oldest living... Read more

Pope Francis meets religious sisters at a general audience on Jan. 19, 2022.

Pope Francis tells religious sisters to fight back when mistreated by 'men of the Church'

Feb 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is for religious sisters and consecrated women. Read more