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These Argentinian nuns are accused of helping hide $9 million

Jul 23, 2016

Four nuns in Argentina are being investigated by Church officials after allegedly helping a former government official hide up to... Read more

Sister Cecilia Maria in her final days.

These photos of a dying nun went viral – and here's why

Jun 27, 2016

By Ursula Murua

Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have... 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

These 61 cloistered nuns visited a prison

May 28, 2016

A group of 61 cloistered nuns from six monasteries in Santiago, Chile made an historic visit to the local Women's... Read more

Nun attacked in South Sudan dies from gunshot wounds

May 23, 2016

A Slovak nun and medical doctor died Friday from gunshot wounds she suffered in an attack in Yei, South Sudan... Read more

Recording Adoration at Ephesus in the St. John's Chapel.

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Apr 27, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs... Read more

Sister Clare Crockett of the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother. Taken from Facebook via EWTN.

God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador's quake

Apr 19, 2016

Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her... Read more

These pop-singing nuns rocked Pope Francis' Juarez Mass

Feb 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

After taking the Internet by storm last fall with their hit “Confia en Dios,” this group of singing sisters was... 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

Flooding after Hurricane Katrina.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015

By Kate Veik

For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane... Read more

Wild West Ghost Town.

Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Aug 1, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely... 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

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to release new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015

By Carl Bunderson

Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new... Read more

Religious sisters attend the enthronement of Our Lady of Charity in the Vatican Gardens, August 28, 2014.

Coming soon: the Vatican's report on US women religious

Dec 4, 2014

The Vatican has confirmed it will release its report on the state of women religious in the United States later... 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

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

 Missionary Sisters of St. Charles march for their convent in a March 2012 protest. Courtesy of United for a Better Stone Park.

Illinois nuns take legal action against bordering strip club

Jun 17, 2014

The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo have taken legal action against a giant “adult entertainment” club built in their... Read more

Sr. Cristina on The Voice Italy

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Jun 9, 2014

Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she... 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