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Meet the Creole nun who risked her life to teach slaves

Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. Born in 1812 to a wealthy French father and a free Creole woman of Spanish, French and African descent, Henriette was groomed throughout her childhood to become a part of






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Nun in Mali kidnapped by alleged jihadists

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The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she served in Mali. Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate, was abducted by armed men Tuesday night, according to officials. The men forced Sister Cecilia to hand over the






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Pope Francis expose the reason why vocations are on the decline

Why are so many people forsaking or eschewing religious life? This is the question Pope Francis addressed during the plenary meeting of the Congregation for Consecrated Life at the Vatican. Historically, the church had no problem filling its seminaries, cloisters and abbeys with monks and nuns and other religious. It was a respected life, and






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These photos of a dying nun went viral – and here’s why

Pictures of a young Argentinian nun – smiling and serene though dying from a devastating battle with cancer – have erupted on social media, with thousands sharing the images and heartfelt prayers. Sister Cecilia Maria lived in Saints Teresa and Joseph Monastery in Santa Fe, Argentina, dedicated to prayer and the contemplative life. She passed






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Faith, science or a miracle? Doctors baffled at nun’s high function despite aggressive Alzheimer’s

Sister Bernadette was a famous participant of a Nun Study focused on understanding the horrors of Alzheimer’s. What she contributed to the medical community changed everything previously believed about the debilitating disease According to the Nun Study, Sister Bernadette was one of 678 participants who suffered the effects of Alzheimer’s. Each patient was a Sister






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3 things you NEED to know about Vocation Awareness Week

So, it’s the 40th annual Vocations Awareness Week in the United States, and you’re looking for the perfect ways to promote vocations to the consecrated life, right? Well look no further. Here are three things that will help you promote vocations (for women) to religious life. 1. “For Love Alone” – a film about women






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Convent welcomes first Sisters in 40 years

A Norfolk convent has welcomed five prospective Sisters, almost doubling its numbers. The additions to the Daughters of Divine Charity brings the total number at the Swaffham convent from seven to 12. Two novices, Sister Mary Goncalves and Sister Anna Yeo, were admitted to the order on the same day as two Sisters – Sister






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Nuns oppressed at French beach

Rudy Salles, the Deputy Mayor of Nice, released a statement on Sunday regarding the use of religious clothing at public beaches. While many stand by France’s decision to ban Muslim attire at public beaches, suddenly the thought of any other religious clothing has become an issue. For a short time, France banned burkinis – but






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Murdered Nuns: Fellow Sisters and family ask court not to execute killer

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Despite murdering Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, family members and other Sisters continue to publicly oppose the execution of Rodney Earl Sanders. Forty-six-year-old Sanders admitted he was responsible for the murder of the nuns in their Mississippi home but refuses to tell authorities why. The Sisters were discovered stabbed to death Sanders was charged with






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Two nuns found murdered in Mississippi home

Two Catholic nuns have been found dead in their home after they didn’t show up for their work. The pair worked as nurse practitioners out of state. Police are investigating the deaths of two Catholic nuns after they missed work. The pair were found together in a Mississippi home where they lived. Both worked as






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