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Jul 29, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Child laborers in Ghana work in hard, dangerous jobs, for practically no pay. Sister Anthonia Orji goes out to the streets, to invite them into a loving community, and into school.
Jun 9, 2020 - 10:00 am .- After an outbreak in the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity Mother House in northern Italy led half of its sisters to test positive for COVID-19 and nine sisters to die, the last hospitalized sister has been released from the hospital.
Apr 30, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- In the central Italian countryside, at the edge of the Umbrian woods just outside Norcia, a group of Benedictine monks prays and works from well before the sun rises until it sets.
Apr 16, 2020 - 10:44 am .- A group of businessmen in Spain have joined together to help cloistered religious communities that are unable to support themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020 - 09:06 am .- Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus is spreading among several religious houses in Italy.
Jan 29, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Wisconsin Catholic women’s college has just announced plans to build housing welcoming both single mothers and retired nuns living in a residential community.
Dec 6, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- In Turin, Italy, the Daughters of Jesus the King is a religious community of  blind and visually impaired sisters who aim for holiness, and to be a sign that in Christ, there are no barriers that cannot be overcome.
Sep 7, 2019 - 04:37 am .- The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.
Jun 26, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Maybe it’s the signature bump of the baseball off her bicep before pitching the perfect curve ball. Maybe it’s that she does it all in a full black and white habit with a beaming smile on her face.
Apr 8, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- A religious sister can expect that if she is faithful to her vows, fervent in prayer, and zealous in following Jesus, her face might someday wind up on the front of a holy card.
Mar 31, 2019 - 06:23 am .- Pope Francis urged religious communities in Morocco to practice an “ecumencism of charity,” calling for dialogue, not proselytism, in the Muslim-majority country Sunday.
Mar 26, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis amended canon law Tuesday to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious man or woman who has deserted their community.
Mar 1, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Sr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born Catholic missionary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Feb 19, 2019 - 11:08 am .- Superiors general of men’s and women’s religious communities expressed sorrow Tuesday for sexual abuse committed within religious congregations and orders ahead of a Vatican meeting on child sex abuse.
Feb 5, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday he is aware that mistreatment and abuse of religious women by clerics is still a problem, and that it is something the Church is working to end.
Feb 3, 2019 - 03:57 am .- Last year at least 240 Catholic men and women professed perpetual religious vows in the U.S., and a new survey provides a statistical snapshot of who they are and where they came from.
Jan 26, 2019 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis said Saturday that he recognized the weariness felt in the priesthood and in religious communities due to the sins that wound the Church today.
Oct 18, 2018 - 04:00 am .- Tonia Borsellino knows she’s a part of the “one percent” in the U.S. It doesn’t bother her. In fact, she seems proud.
Aug 9, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Sister Emma of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 97, celebrated last month her “diamond anniversary” of consecration to Christ.
Jun 22, 2018 - 12:21 pm .- A man convicted of the 2016 slayings of two religious sisters in Mississippi will not receive the death penalty and will instead spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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