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French Catholic nun to turn 117 after surviving COVID-19

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rodney Earl Sanders. Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

Murdered nuns' opposition to death penalty leads to life in prison for killer

A man convicted of the 2016 slayings of two religious sisters in Mississippi will not receive the death penalty and... Read more

Sister Clare Crockett of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother.

Documentary highlights life of religious sister who died in Ecuador earthquake

A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died... Read more

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

Meet Sister Jean: 98-year-old nun and March Madness Twitter celebrity

In the first weekend of the March Madness tournament, the most tweeted-about person might not have been a basketball player,... Read more

Sister Consolata di Santo.

Religious sister who worked with Padre Pio dies at 101

Sister Consolata di Santo, one of the first religious sisters to work in the hospital developed by St. Padre Pio,... Read more

Reported message from kidnapped nun calls on Pope for help

A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for... Read more

How a nuns' home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.    Read more

This Chilean home offers hope for children with HIV

Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since... Read more