A Pencil in God’s Hand: Mother Teresa’s Story Comes to the Big Screen

Anjezë (Agnes) Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was only twelve years old when she first felt the call to become a missionary to India. At the age of 18 she joined the Sisters of Loreto, with the hope of serving in missionary work. For fifteen years, she lived in a convent in Darjeeling and Calcutta, teaching school to local girls.Then, while traveling by train from Calcutta to Darjeeling for her annual retreat, she experienced what she called her "call within a call." Later repeating the message she heard fr … [Read more...]

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Saintly Scammers! Faux Nuns On Doorsteps in Florida

Godly scammers? Be on the look-out, Floridians, because a pair of young "nuns" have been hitting the doorsteps in Florida, asking for donations and pushing their way into homes.The young women, believed to be in their early 20s, are wearing the habits of Roman Catholic nuns--"nun costumes," police believe--and begging on behalf of St. Raphael's parish in Lehigh Acres. The problem is that the women have no association with the parish, and in fact, there's only one real nun among the 87,000 … [Read more...]

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Nuns Hospitalized After Long, Hot Weekend Trapped in Elevator

It gets hot in the Eternal City this time of year!  Two Marist Sisters survived three hot days in a Rome elevator by drinking their own urine and praying a lot.A 58-year-old sister from Ireland and a 69-year-old sister from New Zealand became trapped in an elevator in the Marist Sisters' residence in Rome, after the electrical power failed. The convent, which hosts visitors from religious communities around the world, was otherwise unoccupied over the long weekend; so the sisters' cries for h … [Read more...]

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