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

Documentary highlights life of religious sister who died in Ecuador earthquake

Apr 17, 2018

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

Mar 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 8, 2018

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

Jan 30, 2018

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

Jan 11, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Dec 18, 2017

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

Sister Crucita. Photo courtesy of Sister Beatriz.

What's the secret to 70 years of religious life? The Virgin Mary, this nun says

Sep 21, 2017

Sister Crucita has been a member of the Josephine Sisters in Mexico for 70 years. At nearly 100 years old,... Read more

Soldiers survey damaged inflicted by Islamic State forces on Al Tamera Syriac Catholic church in Bakhdida, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Fr. Roni Momika

After years of exile, Dominican sisters return to Iraq's Nineveh Plain

Aug 9, 2017

After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters... Read more

Four people charged in connection with kidnapped nun in Mali

Apr 7, 2017

Four people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the February kidnapping of a nun who remains missing.  Read more

Mali bishops plead for kidnapped nun's release

Apr 2, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Mali are asking the general public to help secure the release of a nun who was... Read more

Sister Candida Bellotti celebrates her 110th birthday.

This 110-year-old nun got birthday greetings from Pope Francis

Feb 23, 2017

She is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world, but this week, she turned 110 years young.   Read more

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World's oldest Dominican Sister dies at age 110

Feb 21, 2017

A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at... Read more

Nun in Mali kidnapped by alleged jihadists

Feb 10, 2017

The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she... Read more

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In the fight against prostitution, who's talking about the clients?

Dec 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

For religious sisters working to end forced prostitution through human trafficking, there is one thing consistently left out of the... Read more

Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Sep 7, 2016

As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost... Read more

Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

Aug 25, 2016

Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the St. John Paul II shrine in Krakow, Poland, July 30, 2016.

Pope to priests and religious: Don't be content with mediocrity

Jul 30, 2016

By Ann Schneible

During Mass celebrated at the shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged the priests, religious, and... Read more

Young nuns? It's a trend.

Jun 9, 2016

There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey... Read more

Sr. Alicia Torres from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago. Courtesy of Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago.

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

Nov 9, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Fans of the Food Network’s competitive cooking show “Chopped” can look forward to a special appearance on Monday night’s episode... Read more

A young religious sister prays at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Power of prayer: Contemplative cloisters coming to Crimea?

Mar 14, 2015

By Kate Veik

It’s been one year since fighting broke out in Ukraine. The death toll has surpassed 6,000. Almost 1 million people... Read more