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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

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis asks religious sisters to pray for him: 'It is not easy to be the pope'

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux. Read more

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French Catholic nun to turn 117 after surviving COVID-19

Feb 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sister Andre Randon, a religious sister in France, will turn 117 years old this week, after surviving COVID-19 last month,... Read more

Report: Catholic nuns in China forced out of convent amid government harassment 

Nov 4, 2020

Due to pressure from the Chinese government, eight Catholic nuns have reportedly been forced to leave their convent in the... Read more

Sr. Clare Crockett. Photo

‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

Sep 22, 2020

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called... Read more

Religious sisters in Peru offer free quarantine housing for COVID carriers

Jul 15, 2020

A group of Franciscan sisters in Ica, Peru, is offering a facility free of charge as temporary quarantine housing for... Read more

 Sister Stan Mumuni, founder of the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love. Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Religious sisters risk lives to rescue the vulnerable amid pandemic

Jun 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic... Read more

Benedictine nuns of Oviedo preparing cakes.

Social media message brings big results for Spanish nuns selling pastries

May 11, 2020

The San Pelayo Monastery, located in the city of Oviedo in the Asturias autonomous region in northwestern Spain, has housed... Read more

Five COVID deaths at Wisconsin home for religious sisters with dementia

May 1, 2020

Within the past month, a Wisconsin retirement home for religious sisters with dementia has had several sisters die and four... Read more

Sister Philomena Guria, RNDM, treats a snake bite patient. Photo courtesy of the Sisters of Our Lady of Missions.

Catholic snakebite clinic in India saves thousands of lives each year

Oct 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In most religious orders’ novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Sun, however, had another habit to acquire:... Read more

Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly celebrate founder’s feast day

Aug 28, 2019

Nearly 2,000 Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly celebrated the August 26 feast day of their foundress, Saint Teresa de... Read more

Sister Ester of South Sudan's "Blue Sisters."

In South Sudan, the 'Blue Sisters' bring hope to abused women

May 4, 2019

They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in... Read more

Dominican sisters at the blessing of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent.

With numbers booming, Dominican sisters expand to Texas

Mar 7, 2019

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist had a problem.  Read more

Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

Sister resigns from Detroit seminary after sex abuse allegations

Jan 18, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and... Read more

Catholic sisters host trivia night to support elderly religious

Aug 24, 2018

As part of a fundraiser to support elderly religious, Philadelphia sisters are challenging area Catholics to a battle of wits.  Read more