Catholic Nuns

Sister Inah Canabarro and her nephew Kléber Canabarro. / Credit: ACI Digital

World’s Oldest Catholic Nun is 115-year-old Brazilian Whose "great secret is to pray"

Mar 20, 2024

“My secret, my great secret, is to pray,” says Sister Inah Canabarro Lucas, the oldest nun in the world at 115 years of age.

Pope Francis greets South Sudanese president Salva Kiir at the Vatican, April 11, 2019./ Vatican Media.

Murder of Catholic Nuns, Others “lies squarely on Holdout Groups”: South Sudan's President

Aug 17, 2021

The killing of two Catholic Nuns alongside three other civilians following the Monday, August 16 bus ambush along Juba-Nimule Road is the responsibility of “the Holdout Groups”, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said, making reference to the non-signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

Sr. Mary Daniel Abut (left) and Sr. Regina Roba (right) killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on Monday, August 16. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Two South Sudanese Catholic Nuns among Four Killed in Road Ambush en Route to Juba

Aug 16, 2021

Two South Sudanese Catholic Nuns are among five people killed in a road ambush along the Juba-Nimule highway that links South Sudan and Uganda on Monday, August 16.

A Religious Sister poses with an elderly woman at Palma Soriano in Cuba's Archdiocese of Santiago/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need

Kenyan, Ugandan Catholic Nuns Lauded for Efforts to Re-Evangelize Cuba

Apr 21, 2021

The efforts of two Religious Sisters of Kenyan and Ugandan descent to re-evangelize Catholics in Cuba have been widely recognized, with Catholic Pontifical Organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International pledging support of the activities of the two Nuns working in the country’s Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago.

A house under construction for war victims in South Sudan / Courtesy Photo

Catholic Nuns in South Sudan Constructing Houses to Benefit Dozens of Civil War Victims

Mar 23, 2021

Members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) serving in South Sudan are constructing houses for war victims in the East-Central African country in a project that will see over 100 victims resettled, years after the signing of the peace agreement to end the civil war in the country.

A member of the Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate and collaborators providing healthcare assistance to a little child / ACI Africa

Catholic Nuns in South Sudan Providing Skills-training in IDP Rehabilitation Programs

Mar 18, 2021

In an effort to provide Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with opportunities and skills that are efficient, adequate and acceptable for socioeconomic environment, Catholic Nuns in South Sudan are providing rehabilitation and community reintegration programs for those living in camps in the country.

Sr. Angeles Olga Castro (second left) with some members of Muslim Moroccan families. / Agenzia Fides

“We have never noticed religious intolerance”: Catholic Nuns in Muslim-Dominated Morocco

Mar 12, 2021

Catholic Nuns serving in the North African nation of Morocco have, in a report, said they have experience “openness” in the Muslim-dominated country and that they have not witnessed “any religious intolerance.”

Members of the Association of Sisterhood's of Kenya (AOSK) in the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar during the celebration of the International Women's Day at Lodwar Women's Prison. / AOSK Lodwar Diocese

Catholic Nuns in Kenya Boost Prisoners’ Confidence in Women’s Day Celebrations in Lodwar

Mar 8, 2021

Hope reigned behind the heavy walls of Lodwar Women Prison on Saturday, March 6 when Catholic Nuns belonging to various Religious Orders in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar visited the correctional facility, bringing it to life on the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD).

Sr. Esther Wambui Gitee and Sr. Kiden Christine Janet, the two sisters selected for ASEC's pilot Ph.D. program. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Two African Sisters Selected for Catholic Nuns’ Pilot Doctoral Scholarship Program

Oct 22, 2020

Two African Sisters, one from Kenya and the other from South Sudan, have been selected to pilot a doctoral scholarship program, an initiative of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), which facilitates access to education for women religious in Africa, the world’s second largest continent.