What a feeling: Sister Cristina performs “Flashdance”

And, evidently, she’s now got fans with t-shirts celebrating her partnership with J-Ax. From CNS’s blog:  Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia nailed it again last night with her rendition of Irene Cara’s “Flashdance…What a feeling.” Viewers of last night’s live show voted for her to continue on to the final rounds on “The Voice of Italy.” [Read More...]

Know someone discerning a vocation?

With Vocation Sunday coming up next week, you might want to pass this along: a discernment camp for young women in Boston this summer, sponsored by the Daughters of St. Paul. Check out their website for more info. [Read more...]

Lifetime plans reality series “The Sisterhood” about women becoming nuns

From The Hollywood Reporter:  Lifetime is going inside a Catholic convent for its newest docuseries. The female-skewing cable network has ordered The Sisterhood, a groundbreaking new unscripted series that will follow the journey of five young women as they decide whether or not to become nuns, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. For the first time ever, cameras will [Read More...]

She’s back! Sister Christina performs again on “The Voice”

This time, a duet: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Check out the video below. CNS provides a translation of the conversation after, where one of the judges notes: Great stuff! It’s fabulous because it reminded me of the movie Sister Act where there’s this renewal, this move toward people who live the modern world of [Read More...]

This nun is on fire: the amazing performance everyone is talking about

Behold, the nun who is rocking “The Voice” in Italy: A singing, swaying, amazing nun stunned judges in a recent performance on “The Voice of Italy.” Video of 25-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia has gone viral on YouTube, and it’s a clip that needs no translation. The judges/coaches on the reality singing competition have their backs to [Read More...]

Syrian nuns freed

From BBC:  A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula have arrived back in Damascus. The nuns were brought to the Lebanese border town of Arsal early on Monday where they were handed over to Lebanese officials and then driven to [Read More...]

Nun, 84, sentenced to three years in jail for breaking into nuclear weapons complex

Details:  An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a U.S. nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws. Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison, in [Read More...]

The singing nuns: sisters release followup to their blockbuster album

Will wonders never cease?  Details from the AP:  Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After being named Billboard’s No. 1 Classical Traditional [Read More...]

Nun could spend rest of her life in prison for sabotage

Details:  An 83-year-old Catholic nun convicted in a protest and break-in at the primary U.S. storehouse for bomb-grade uranium will find out Tuesday whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison. Sister Megan Rice is one of three Catholic peace activists convicted of sabotage last year after they broke into the nuclear [Read More...]

Sister tact: advice from a nun on how to keep peace in meetings

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a piece on corporate behavior and politics … by a religious sister. Details:  Thirty years ago, I became a Catholic sister as one way to live out my desire to make the world a peaceful place. Almost immediately, I ran into heartbreak. At age 30, I thought I [Read More...]