Nun dies during court hearing over disputed sale of Los Angeles convent

Archbishop José Gomez offers condolences on death of Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, one of two sisters who opposed sale of Los Feliz convent to Katy Perry

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, IHM, one of the five remaining members of the Immaculate Heart of Mary community, died suddenly on March 9 at the age of 89.   Sister Catherine Rose had recently been involved in litigation surrounding the community’s Los Feliz property, which has been vacant since 2011 because it became too costly for the retired sisters to maintain and no … [Read more...]

Restaurateur to vacate hilltop convent in Los Feliz

Latest in Katy Perry attempt to buy Immaculate Heart property from LA archdiocese

The following comes from a Sept. 15 story in the L.A. Times. A restaurateur who is vying with singer Katy Perry to buy a villa-style hilltop convent in Los Feliz will vacate the property and continue paying rent to a small order of nuns as the legal battle to determine who will own the prized property continues. The ruling was the latest step in a convoluted legal … [Read more...]