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Who's entering religious life these days?

Jan 28, 2015

U.S. Catholics are being encouraged to get to know local religious communities, as a new study offers insight into the... Read more

Religious sisters take part in a Eucharistic procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major on June 19, 2014.

Final report: Vatican thanks women religious, stresses focus on Christ

Dec 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has published the results of its apostolic visitation examining the quality of religious communities across the U.S. in... Read more

Sr. Cristina on The Voice Italy.

Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Sep 24, 2014

Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first... Read more

(L-R, Top Left Image) Sr. Bernadetta Boggia, Sr. Olga Raschietti and Sr. Lucia Pulici, at work in Berundi. Photo courtesy of Xaverian Missionaries.

Brutally slain nuns recalled as women 'enamored' with God

Sep 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Remembering the lives of the three Xaverian Missionary nuns murdered in Burundi over the weekend, the order’s vicar general hailed... Read more

Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope 'deeply saddened' by brutal killing of missionary nuns

Sep 11, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis has expressed his condolences following the brutal murder of three Italian nuns in Burundi over the weekend, assuring... Read more

Sister Lee Hee Jung speaks with EWTN on Aug. 17, 2014 about her audience with Pope Francis.

Korean nuns voice joy, gratitude for audience with Pope

Aug 18, 2014

By Elise Harris

Two Korean nuns have expressed their excitement at having participated in an audience with Pope Francis, stating that his words... Read more

Religious sisters pray during Mass, June 19, 2014.

Women religious attacked in Bangladesh

Jul 15, 2014

Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a... Read more

Singing nun Sr. Cristina Scuccia holds her trophy after winning 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 5, 2014.

Nun wins 'The Voice Italy,' leads crowd in Our Father

Jun 6, 2014

In an emotional finale decided by Italian TV viewers, 25 year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won the 2014 edition of The... Read more

The Camilliani celebrate Sister Candida Bellotti's 107th birthday.

Francis is the boost the Church needs, says 107-year-old nun

Feb 26, 2014

A religious sister who celebrated her 107th birthday at daily Mass with Pope Francis Feb. 20 believes that the Holy... Read more

St. Daniele Comboni.

Head of Comboni Missionary Sisters urges renewal

Oct 13, 2013

Ten years after the canonization of Saint Daniel Comboni, the head of the Comboni Missionary Sisters has exhorted the congregation’s... Read more

Esther Paniagua and Sr. Caridad lvarez.

Augustinian sisters remembered for martyrdom in Algeria

Sep 12, 2013

Two Augustinian missionaries who were martyred in 1994 during the Algerian Civil War are today remembered within their community for... Read more

The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist sing in choir.

Dominicans aim to evangelize through beauty in new album

Aug 6, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A Dominican order based in Ann Arbor will soon release an album of 15 songs centered on Marian devotion as... Read more

Novices take part in the July 6-7 Year of Faith weekend in Rome.

Buy humble bicycles, Pope advises future priests, nuns

Jul 9, 2013

“I think that bicycles are necessary because there’s a lot of work to do and you have to move around... Read more


Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

Jun 20, 2013

More than $20 million has been distributed to U.S. religious communities to help care for their elderly and retired members... Read more

Sr. Noemia Silva speaks at an April 22 press conference in Melrose Park, Illinois. Courtesy of Rudy Lopez.

Nuns celebrate one year of blocking Illinois strip club

Apr 25, 2013

Residents and religious of a small Chicago suburb rallied to celebrate their so far successful campaign against the opening of... Read more

Nuns from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles create their new album, 'Angels and Saints at Ephesus.'

Benedictine nuns release second album, honoring saints

Apr 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A group of contemplative Benedictine nuns have recorded an album in honor of the angels and saints, all of the... Read more

Notice of Violation from the city of Miami to the Missionaries of Charity in Miami.

Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

Apr 5, 2013

After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,”... Read more

Team Sisters of Mary with Jeff Foxworthy on The American Bible Challenge. Courtesy Grace Hill Media.

Dominican sisters witness through Bible game show appearance

Mar 17, 2013

Three religious sisters are participating in a unique evangelization effort by competing on a Bible trivia game show in hopes... Read more

Syrian war survivors receive help from the Sisters of Charity of Besançon.

After two years of Syrian violence, religious sisters continue aid

Mar 15, 2013

While the world marks the second anniversary of demonstrations that began what is now the Syrian civil war, the Sisters... Read more

Sisters of Life took part in the March for Life in Washington D.C. Jan. 25, 2013.

Pro-life groups care for mothers in crisis pregnancies

Feb 3, 2013

Organizations that offer pro-life aid for women facing difficult pregnancies stressed that there are both resources and tools available for... Read more