Number of nuns in US is collapsing

The website of the Philadelphia Archdiocese reports, several hundred religious institutes of women are likely to disappear in the next few decades. This report deals with nuns in America alone, so the situation in Africa and Asia is no doubt different. A

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2018-10-23T15:41:24-08:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Path to vocation varies, especially when sisters start out non-Catholic

Raised in an evangelical Christian family, a young California woman ventures abroad to study among the “dreaming spires” of Oxford University — and is introduced to a whole new world of faith. Exposed to the traditions of the Catholic and

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2018-08-01T10:20:45-08:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Vatican issues new rules for cloistered nuns

The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns

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2019-01-25T10:06:40-08:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Dominican sisters communicate with visitors through iron gate at Hollywood convent

A cloistered convent in the city of Hollywood may seem out of place — but even the stars of Tinseltown need to hide away and pray sometimes. Bob Hope, Debbie Reynolds and Norma Foster were old visitors to the white

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2017-10-10T09:25:55-08:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles attracting eager, college-educated women

Bucking the trend, some millennials are seeking a nun's life, and an Order in Duarte is attracting eager, college-educated women. They wear the traditional habit they've worn since Mother Lucita first arrived in LA from Mexico in 1927. The gowns

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2017-08-17T20:33:11-08:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |3 Comments