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A religious sister from the Monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, hand-paints a pitcher.

Christmas 2023: Handmade gifts from Catholic monasteries

Dec 2, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

From soap and china to cakes and rosaries, these unique gifts are special to receive — and proceeds support the... Read more


Annual collection for retired religious to fill a dire need

Nov 17, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Only 6% of religious communities have the funds to care for their elderly, said John Knutsen, the director of the... Read more

International Union of Superiors General logo.

Religious superiors from around the world meeting in Rome to prevent abuse

Nov 7, 2023

By Andrés Henríquez

The Unions of Superiors and Superiors General have organized a workshop with the aim of “creating a culture of protection... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to Cistercians at the Vatican, Oct. 17, 2022.

Pope Francis tells Cistercians: ‘The main thing is not to let the evil one steal our hope!’

Oct 17, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis told Cistercians on Monday to embrace “the greater poverty of spirit and goods in order to be more... Read more

Citizen protests against the Cuban regime in Nuevitas, Camagüey, August 2022.

Religious stand in solidarity with those arrested during repression of protests in Cuba

Aug 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban Conference of Religious Men and Women posted a message of solidarity with the hundreds of citizens persecuted or... Read more

Religious sisters in Ukraine deliver supplies from Caritas.

‘They pray all day long’: How religious sisters are helping people in need amid the Ukraine conflict

Feb 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Sisters in Kyiv are caring for around 100 people sheltering in a church basement. Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal asks monastic communities to pray for the 2023 synod on synodality

Aug 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Oct. 9-10, the Catholic Church will begin the first phase of a synodal process culminating in the 2023 meeting... Read more

Children and teachers outside the free day center run by Catholic sisters of the association For the Children of Kabul in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Charity run by Catholic nuns asks for prayers for Afghanistan

Aug 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pray so that "the poor and tortured Afghan people will soon be able to have a future of peace." Read more