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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,

Sister Mary Jo D’Amico, SNDdeN May 26, 1931 – January 12, 2021 “You do more good by training one good teacher than by looking after a hundred boarders.” (Saint Julie Billiart, p. 67, To Heaven on Foot) Mary Josephine D’Amico was the oldest child and only daughter in a close-knit

Sister Anne Denise Blake, SNDdeN August 14, 1929 – January 5, 2021 By her own account, Anne Denise’s introduction to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur was an artistic rendering of St. Julie’s mantra How good is the good God. There it was, front and center, in her freshman

Lansing, Mich., Jan 29, 2021 / 03:46 pm MT (CNA).- The Diocese of Lansing offered its condolences and prayerful support after the coronavirus hit a religious retirement home this month and nine nuns died. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing issued a statement Jan. 28 expressing sorrow over the deaths and

Sister Genevieve Moran, SNDdeN February 22, 1926 – January 8, 2021 True charity has for its basis, above all, the spirit of faith. This spirit of faith makes us see, respect, love and serve Our Lord Jesus Christ in each one of our Sisters. The spirit of faith makes all