Posts Tagged ‘Religious Life’

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
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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

Why are we waiting? Comments 1

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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We have begun the Season of Advent in the year of Our Lord 2013, and we are still waiting. What are we waiting for, and why? The Lord has come; the Lord has redeemed us on the Cross; so why do we begin again this annual cycle of reading the Old Testament prophecies about the coming Read more

Religious superior allegedly kidnapped 2 confreres opposed to his election Comments 0

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Italian police arrested the superior general of the Camillian Fathers and Brothers on the suspicion that he kidnapped two Camillian Fathers opposed to his election to prevent them from attending the order’s general chapter. Father Renato Salvatore, who was re-elected at chapter meeting in May, and five other men were arrested by Italy’s finance police Read more

Sister Annette helping out at the Home in Tamavua Comments 0

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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In a recent interview published in the Fiji Times, Compassion Sister Annette Green shared some of her life story with reporter Sailosi Batiratu. Annette said she made her first trip to Fiji in 1962, teaching at  St Agnes Primary School in Nabua until the end of 1976. This time she says she is there to help Read more

Sisters of St Joseph celebrate fusion Comments 0

Friday, August 30th, 2013
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Last weekend, in Whanganui, several hundred Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth and  Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart gathered to celebrate their coming together as one religious congregation. Sister Catherine Shelton, of Whanganui’s Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth, said the weekend was a symbolic one for everyone. “It has been an Read more

Franciscan Sister with a taekwondo black belt Comments 0

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In the 1970s, Linda Sim applied to the Singapore Armed Forces to be a front-line soldier, but was told women could take up only clerical positions. The Singapore Police Force also turned her down as she was too petite. Undeterred, the gutsy woman took up taekwondo and eventually earned a black belt. Then she heard Read more