Posts Tagged ‘Catholic nuns’

Nun makes perfect tackle on environmental activist

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

The construction of a Catholic religious centre in Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier, Ardèche, France, has caused controversy. Earlier this week, nuns from the missionary group formed a human chain around a digger to prevent the activists from chaining themselves to it. However, the clash turned physical when an unnamed nun from the Notre Dame Missionary Family sprinted across Read more

Pamela Anderson says she wanted to be a nun

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Pamela Anderson, the former Playboy Playmate and “Baywatch” star, recently revealed on a talk show that her original professional ambition as a child was to become a nun or a librarian Anderson said she has always incorporated faith into her morning routine, waking up each morning around 4 or 5 a.m. Read more

Mass grave found at Scottish orphanage

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A Scottish child abuse inquiry is to investigate claims that an unmarked mass grave holds bodies of at least 400 children from a home once run by Catholic nuns. Read more

Irish nun, policeman score internet hit with football contest video

Monday, June 12th, 2017

An Irish nun and a policeman have emerged as unlikely sporting stars, after a video of the pair kicking a football in their respective uniforms went viral. The video shows a police officer identified as Garda O’Connell playing “keepy-uppy” with an unnamed nun from the Dominican order in the city of Limerick in southwest Ireland. Have Read more

Four women chart different paths to becoming sisters

Friday, March 11th, 2016

They are consulting with local clergy, taking online vocation surveys, signing up for “come and see” weekends, moving into convents and monasteries for yearlong immersion experiences, and professing solemn vows. They are professionally seasoned or just starting out; unmarried, widowed and divorced; ethnically and culturally diverse. All over the country, women currently discerning a call Read more

New generation nuns

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Mechanical bulls, rock-climbing walls, bounce houses, go-karts: Before becoming a nun, Sister Virginia Joy helped insure them all. “I was a go-between between the underwriters and the customers,” said Sister Virginia Joy, a former high school soccer star from South Carolina now wearing a habit of white and navy blue. She was fighting Midtown Manhattan Read more

What little old Sister Lucy taught us

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

On a recent visit to India a few close friends sat around reminiscing about our college days; invariably the conversation moved to Sister Lucy, the unforgettable Principal of Loreto College. Sister Lucy epitomised everything brilliant about parochial education. She was incredibly strict but also unbelievably smart, witty, kind and a beautiful person who strove to Read more