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by Mary Farrow Irondale, Ala., Mar 27, 2021 / 03:03 am MT (CNA).- If you picture a nun’s first profession of vows, you probably picture a serene, peaceful affair with the sisters singing harmoniously and everything running joyfully and smoothly. However, the day of Mother Angelica’s first vows was anything

by Mercy Maina Vatican City, Mar 19, 2021 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- Among the seven clerics and religious whose heroic virtues were recognized by the Vatican on Thursday are three Italian religious sisters who died while serving victims of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Mar 10, 2021 / 08:10 am MT (CNA).- A religious sister in northern Burma knelt before police on Monday, begging them not to use violent force against protestors. In avideo, Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis Xavier, can

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN —February 8, 2021—Sister Marie Therese Emery, formerly known as Sister Thomas More, died on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 97 years of age and in the 74th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Marie Therese

Sister Dianna Ortiz, 62, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph for 43 years, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Washington, D.C., after a brave battle with cancer. She was raised in Grants, N.M. Sister Dianna called on God to help her survive a traumatic event in her life to

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 20, 2021 / 09:10 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtue of three Italian religious sisters who died from Ebola in Africa during the 1995 outbreak. Sr. Floralba Rondi, Sr. Clarangela Ghilardi, and Sr. Dinarosa Bellerini were members of the Sisters

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2021 / 04:10 pm MT (CNA).- Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that needs to be told, one historian says. Generations of black Catholic women “fought against racism in order to answer God’s

Sister Patricia Murray, SNDdeN (formerly Sister William Marie) April 10, 1926- January 9, 2021 Although Donna McGargill’s Servant Song was copyrighted long after Pat Murray’s Entrance and profession in Notre Dame, it seems to capture what was in her heart back then: “What do you want of me, Lord? /

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 6, 2021 / 05:20 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops. It is the first time a woman has held a position of this level within the general secretariat

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer enjoys a visit with MND students as part of the Adopt-A-Sister Club. (CT Photo/Walt Schaefer)
Sister Damienne Grismer, SNDdeN July 6, 1929 – January 15, 2021 “My daughter, what I ask with all my heart for you and for your sisters is a very great simplicity of heart and soul in all your behavior, the great liberty of the children of God.” (Saint Julie Billiart,