Posts Tagged ‘Religious Life’

Signs of hope in the Church and world Comments 0

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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What are the signs of hope in the Church and the world? My initial reaction to that question was somewhat confronting. Besides the “Francis factor”, I saw very few signs of hope in the Church. This response was probably strongly influenced by the heart-rending stories of pain, suffering and broken trust that have been told Read more

Being a “Nun on a bus” Comments 0

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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It is difficult to believe that it has been fifty years since I joined my religious community, the Sisters of Social Service, and began a lifetime of commitment to the quest for justice based in the Gospel. Over the decades my spirituality and prayer life have deepened to be a contemplative life of “walking willing.” Read more

SMSM jubilee begins with thanksgiving mass Comments 1

Friday, June 6th, 2014
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A mass to officially open the 150th jubilee of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM) in Samoa was held at the newly opened Mulivai Cathedral on Sunday Bishop Peter Brown from American Samoa was the principal celebrant. Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi addressed the crowd. “On Tuesday Read more

Woman who killed her new born son at convent gets 4 years Comments 0

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

A Samoan woman who acknowledged she killed her new born son at a Washington convent where she was studying to become a nun was sentenced to four years in prison. Sosefina Amoa, 26, has said she didn’t know she was pregnant before she gave birth to a baby boy in her room at the Little Read more

Little Sister of the Poor turns 100 Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

She might have just turned 100, but Sr Marie Fitzpatrick still helps other residents and staff at Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home, in Dunedin. She celebrated her birthday yesterday with more than 70 family and friends. Religious Superior Sr Bridget Donnelly said Sr Marie assisted hospital residents at mealtimes, and sometimes set Read more

Pahiatua convent now a private home in Greytown Comments 0

Friday, March 28th, 2014

A century-old convent’s transformation into a gracious family home got a tick from perhaps the hardest people to please – the nuns who used to live there. The former Brigidine Sisters convent, built in Pahiatua in 1912, was bought and trucked to Greytown in December by retired academic John Bushnell to be turned into a Read more

97 years old and a Cluny Sister for 75 years Comments 0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Sister Angela Cavey came to Fiji in 1967 at the age of 50. She spent six years teaching in Fiji before going to other countries in the region and finally coming back to Fiji to stay. On Saturday she was hosted to a special lunch put on by the Sisters of Cluny and the St Read more

Aspirant sister pleads guilty to killing her newborn infant Comments 2

Friday, March 7th, 2014
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A woman who had just begun a five month course with a view to entering religious life has accepted a plea agreement for voluntary manslaughter after killing her newborn infant in a convent in Washington DC last October. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to argue for a sentence between four and 10 years Read more

Locals protest loss of Marist Sisters Comments 0

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Whangaroa’s Catholic community has collected more than 400 signatures on a petition requesting the Marist sisters remain in Waitaruke. The sisters have been in Waitaruke, a settlement on State Highway 10 north of Kaeo, in the north of New Zealand since 1928. Parishioner Jeanette Kinneally said she suspected the decision had been made, but the Read more

Secrets for long, joyful life from nun aged 107 Comments 0

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Sr Candida Bellotti

Sister Candida Bellotti turned 107 years old on Thursday, and she is believed to be the oldest living nun in the world. Naturally, she has a thing or two to say about longevity and living well. Born in 1907 in Verona, Italy, Candida joined the Camillian nuns more than 80 years ago and has spent Read more