Religious Sisters

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Launch of Superiors’ Conference of Southern Africa “a historic moment for church”: Nun

May 21, 2022

A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded the establishment of the Regional Conference of Major Superiors of Southern Africa (RCMSSA) and described the initiative as “a historic moment” for the Church in the region and “a dream come true”.

Sister André Randon. Vatican News

French Catholic Nun Turns 118, Making Her the Second Oldest Person in the World

Feb 12, 2022

Sister Andre Randon, a French nun, celebrated her 118th birthday on Feb. 11. This milestone makes her the second-oldest living person in the world and the oldest living person in Europe, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which validates details of people believed to be 110 or older. 

Sr. Nkhensani Shibambu, Superior General of the Companions of St. Angela and doubles as the President of the Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life (LCCL) in Southern Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

Nun in South Africa Lauds Pope Francis for Spotlighting Women Religious in February Prayer

Feb 6, 2022

A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded Pope Francis for putting a spotlight on women Religious in his prayer intention for February this year.

Pope Francis meets religious sisters at a general audience on Jan. 19, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Tells Religious Sisters to Fight Back When Mistreated by "men of the Church"

Feb 1, 2022

The pope's prayer intention for the month of February is for religious sisters and consecrated women.

Pope Francis meets with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Rome on Oct. 22, 2021. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Asks Religious Sisters to Pray for Him: "It is not easy to be the Pope"

Oct 23, 2021

The pope also shared a story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux.

Sister Stan Mumuni, founder of the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love. / Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.

Religious Sisters Risk Lives to Rescue the Vulnerable Amid Pandemic

Jun 23, 2020

Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.

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Two Roman Convents Isolated As 59 Religious Sisters Test Positive for Coronavirus

Mar 21, 2020

Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority of religious sisters in the communities tested positive for COVID-19.