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English nuns offer free meals – but there's a catch

Oct 19, 2017

A group of religious sisters are offering free meals in a trendy neighborhood of London, but on one condition: the... Read more

Iraqi nun: We pray for ISIS militants. It helps us forgive.

Oct 3, 2017

Three years ago, there were 73 nuns with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena living in Kurdistan. Since... Read more

Sister of Mercy.

Michigan nun killed in hit-and-run remembered for her faith

Aug 22, 2017

Michigan nun Sister Joseph Marie Ruessman of the Alma Sisters of Mercy, who was killed in a hit-and-run on Thursday,... Read more

An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Aug 16, 2017

Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times... Read more

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Philadelphia just got a group of young Carmelite nuns

Aug 8, 2017

By Perry West

The archdiocese of Philadelphia voiced joy and gratitude for 10 young Discalced Carmelite nuns and a new chaplain who have... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on May 22, 2017.

Pope Francis to nuns: Your joy can change the world

May 23, 2017

Women who are consecrated to God live “the prophecy of joy,” and this authentic joy is their most credible witness,... Read more

Six sisters from the Institute of Allied Discalced Carmelites of the Holy Trinity currently living and working on the St. John Paul II Center.

Mexican nuns of new order open first US convent in Denver

Apr 19, 2017

It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known... 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

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2016.

Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

Mar 8, 2017

The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically... 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

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

Who took religious vows last year? Over 200 Americans.

Feb 4, 2017

There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual... Read more

A rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand's Red Nuns

Dec 27, 2016

An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of... Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square , Jan. 28, 2016.

Why I wear the habit – a nun's reflection on religious life

Dec 26, 2016

By Ann Schneible

As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how... Read more

How to celebrate Christmas with Benedictine nuns

Dec 4, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

As the Christmas season approaches, the hit-making community of Benedictine nuns based in Missouri have released an album full of... Read more

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square, Jan. 28, 2016.

Nun killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Dec 2, 2016

A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery,... 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

Nun's rosary beads stolen at knife-point in Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2016

A religious sister was robbed while on a walk in civilian clothing on Sunday afternoon in Quincy, Massachusetts, authorities said.  Read more

Nun who escaped with her life talks about ISIS attack in France

Jul 27, 2016

Sister Danielle, one of the religious who was held hostage by ISIS at a church in France, was able to... Read more