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Sep 22, 2020 - 05:00 am .- On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett. 
Jul 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm .- A group of Franciscan sisters in Ica, Peru, is offering a facility free of charge as temporary quarantine housing for coronavirus patients who are asymptomatic or experiencing only light symptoms.
Jun 23, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.
May 11, 2020 - 02:40 pm .- The San Pelayo Monastery, located in the city of Oviedo in the Asturias autonomous region in northwestern Spain, has housed a community of Benedictine nuns since the year 994.
May 1, 2020 - 03:28 pm .- Within the past month, a Wisconsin retirement home for religious sisters with dementia has had several sisters die and four staff members test positive.
Oct 16, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- In most religious orders’ novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Sun, however, had another habit to acquire: killing venomous snakes.
Aug 28, 2019 - 05:07 pm .- Nearly 2,000 Little Sisters of the Abandoned Elderly celebrated the August 26 feast day of their foundress, Saint Teresa de Jesús Jornet. The congregation serves more than 20,000 poor, elderly residents throughout the world.
May 4, 2019 - 05:00 am .- They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in a region dramatically affected by the South Sudanese civil war, they are usually known by the bright color of their habits. To most who know them, they are the “Blue Sisters.”
Mar 7, 2019 - 04:52 pm .- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist had a problem.
Jan 18, 2019 - 05:47 pm .- Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit announced this week the resignation of Sr. Mary Finn, 84, a long-time faculty member and assistant professor of theology, after allegations surfaced that she had sexual contact with young adult novices under her charge in the 1970s.
Aug 24, 2018 - 03:10 pm .- As part of a fundraiser to support elderly religious, Philadelphia sisters are challenging area Catholics to a battle of wits.
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.
Apr 17, 2018 - 06:40 pm .- A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died in the earthquake that took place in 2016 in Ecuador.
Mar 22, 2018 - 10:55 am .- In the first weekend of the March Madness tournament, the most tweeted-about person might not have been a basketball player, but a 98-year-old religious sister.
Mar 8, 2018 - 12:05 am .- Sister Consolata di Santo, one of the first religious sisters to work in the hospital developed by St. Padre Pio, died March 2 at age 101, according to the Italian publication Avvenire.
Jan 30, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- A reported video message from a Colombian nun kidnapped almost a year ago in Mali appeals to Pope Francis for his help in securing her release.
Jan 11, 2018 - 10:03 am .- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.  
Dec 18, 2017 - 02:42 pm .- Fighting the scourge of discrimination that often accompanies HIV, the Santa Clara Foundation in Santiago de Chile has worked since 1994 to ensure that children with the virus experience God’s love and have a better quality of life.
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.
Aug 9, 2017 - 04:32 pm .- After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are returning to their homeland to face the daunting challenge of rebuilding their destroyed communities.

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