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‘Rambo’ the hero: Dog saves nuns from fire

Santiago, Chile, Jan 23, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- A dog named Rambo lived up to his “action hero” name, when his barking alerted sleeping religious sisters that a chapel next to their convent was on fire. In the early morning hours of Jan. 20, a fire […]

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A rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand’s Red Nuns

Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 27, 2016 / 08:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand. “Our contribution to the world’s need is prayer,” Sister Joan Claver O.Ss.R, prioress and founder of […]

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Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2016 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, Sister Marguerite, and were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. These sisters left their homes in India and Africa to serve the […]

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Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Santa Fe, NM, Aug 1, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. According to legend, and to Sr. Blandina's journal […]

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Beware of ‘white-gloved’ terrorism, Pope tells Middle East nuns

Vatican City, May 18, 2015 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One day after canonizing the first two Palestinian saints since the early days of Christianity, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from the Holy Land – urging them to pray for peace against “white-gloved terrorism” […]

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These nuns provide ‘death with dignity’ – but it’s not assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Apr 1, 2015 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As states around the country consider legalizing physician-assisted suicide, “death with dignity” looks markedly different for patients under the care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. In her 27 years with the order that cares for […]

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Nuns watching soap operas and the ‘terrorism’ of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples’ religious

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2015 / 12:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff speech to priests and religious in Naples, Pope Francis addressed various challenges of consecrated life, emphasizing above all the importance of poverty and resisting gossip. “For me there is a sign that there […]

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Nuns in Burma encourage empowerment of women, end to inequality

Yangon, Burma, Mar 9, 2015 / 06:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A community of women religious held a workshop in Burma's largest city over the weekend to mark International Women's Day, exploring sex inequality and women's rights in the southeast Asian nation also known as Myanmar. The Sisters […]

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Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Kansas City, Mo., Feb 28, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles. “Many people do not realize that […]

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One Buddhist nun’s thoughts on Pope Francis

Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Buddhist nun who experienced Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines voiced her gratitude to the pontiff for his efforts at unity and dialogue among religious communities. “We see that the pope has brought a blessing and […]

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