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How a nun’s home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking. In Louisiana, state estimates indicate that about 40 percent of juvenile victims are being trafficked by their primary care giver: a mother, father, foster parent, uncle, a mother’s boyfriend. Father Jeff Bayhi has heard unspeakable stories of










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Pope Francis to nuns: Your joy can change the world

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. “The world today is in need of this: that joy that arises from the encounter with Christ in a life of










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Mali bishops plead for kidnapped nun’s release

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. Sister Cecilia Argoti Narvaez was originally from Colombia but worked in Mali until she was kidnapped earlier this year. Her fate is still unknown. “We are exploring all possible










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Four Ethiopia nuns killed in car crash on the way to a funeral

The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters. The accident involved members of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Anne. Eight sisters were driving to the city of Hawassa for a funeral of one sister’s relative. Near the










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This 110-year-old nun got birthday greetings from Pope Francis

She is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world, but this week, she turned 110 years young. Despite her advanced age, Sister Candida Bellotti retains the enthusiasm of a young woman. On Monday, Feb. 20, she celebrated her 110th birthday and received a special message from Pope Francis. “To the Reverend Sister Candida










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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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