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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.
May 31, 2018 - 03:40 pm .- The Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Chile on Tuesday acknowledged the complaint of sexual abuse made by a former member of the community and asked forgiveness for “not living up” to their “mission and vocation.”
May 15, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns must be affiliated with a federation, or organization, of religious houses.
Mar 7, 2018 - 03:19 pm .- Last week, the women’s edition of a magazine distributed in the Vatican published an article claiming that religious sisters in the Catholic Church are poorly treated and economically exploited.
Feb 10, 2018 - 10:22 am .- In an off-the-cuff speech Saturday, Pope Francis told members of the Stigmatine Fathers that in community life, fraternity is a grace which requires concrete prayer for each other, and that to hold onto resentment after arguments is a sin.
Feb 2, 2018 - 05:00 am .- In Lincoln, Nebraska, you can tell the seasons by the habits of the School Sisters of Christ the King.
Jan 16, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that even amid the pain which results from sinfulness, the Church can still serve the world if she acknowledges the reality of her woundedness and puts Christ and his mercy at the center of all things.
Sep 21, 2017 - 06:28 am .- Sister Crucita has been a member of the Josephine Sisters in Mexico for 70 years. At nearly 100 years old, she says she is happy with her vocation and would not change her decision to give her life to God.
Sep 9, 2017 - 04:05 pm .- On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish with joyful service, but die as soon as they become infected by greed or selfish interests.
Aug 17, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.
Aug 11, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Sr. Ruth Pfau, a German-born Catholic missionary who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Jun 7, 2017 - 12:05 pm .- A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering.  
Jun 2, 2017 - 04:15 pm .- Sister Candida Bellotti, thought to be the oldest nun in the world, died Saturday at the age of 110.
May 23, 2017 - 11:19 am .- Women who are consecrated to God live “the prophecy of joy,” and this authentic joy is their most credible witness, Pope Francis told leaders of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on Monday.
Apr 30, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Esmeralda Solís Gonzáles is a young Mexican woman who was crowned last year as a beauty queen in her native town – and now she's joined the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament.
Apr 20, 2017 - 12:11 am .- It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known the glory of the Holy Trinity, has arrived to Denver to care for the archdiocese’s Holy Trinity Center.
Apr 2, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Mali are asking the general public to help secure the release of a nun who was kidnapped in the country February 7th.
Mar 25, 2017 - 06:31 am .- During his daytrip to Milan Saturday, Pope Francis told the diocese’s priests and religious not to fear the challenges that come with their ministry nor the increasing number of empty convents, urging them instead to focus on the core of their mission: bringing Christ to his people.
Feb 23, 2017 - 06:04 am .- She is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world, but this week, she turned 110 years young.