Posts Tagged ‘Sisters of the Good Shepherd’

Dutch women sue Good Shepherd convents over forced labour and abuse

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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Nineteen Dutch women have taken the Sisters of the Good Shepherd to court. The women have accused them, condemning them to years of forced labour, while keeping them locked up in convents. They were “abused on industrial scale,” the women say. The case before the Haarlem district court relates to about 15,000 teenage Dutch girls. Read more

Singapore nun named as an inspiration to the world

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

A nun from Singapore is on this year’s BBC list of 100 influential and inspiring global women. Good Shepherd Sister Gerard Fernandez, who has led the Catholic Church’s prison ministry in Singapore for four decades, was startled by her nomination. “The Lord has many surprises. This was one of them,” the 81-year old said when Read more