Seven Nuns Among Victims in Mexican Bus Crash

Seven Catholic nuns died late Saturday in Puebla, in east central Mexico, when the bus in which they were riding plunged into a 260-foot ravine.

Members of the Order of the Most Holy Savior and Saint Bridget (the Bridgettines), the sisters–who ranged in age from 20 to 46–were returning to their convent after a visit at a retirement home in Ciudad Serdan.

Two men perished in the crash, as well; and two other nuns from the same community were seriously injured and remain hospitalized.

Puebla Archbishop Victor Sanchez, speaking about the accident in his Sunday homily, called it a “terrible accident” and asked everyone to pray for them, so that God takes them in his glory and helps the families cope.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.



  • Deirdre McQuade

    Ohhh, Lord have mercy — they were all so young, too!

  • Jeff

    Pray For Them Their Community and Their Families.

  • nannon31

    The most incomprehensible aspect of life and God…hard accidental deaths of the good people.