More Nuns for Britain, But Fewer for the U.S.

Backpacking nuns attending the Beatification of Pope John Paul II in May 2011 (Photo:  Kathy Schiffer)

Why are more women attracted to religious life in Britain, while the number of new vocations continues to decline here in the United States? According to new statistics just released in the United Kingdom, the number of vocations to women's religious orders in Britain has tripled over what it was only five years ago.  And in 2004, there were only seven women who entered British convents, taking the traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. According to The G … [Read more...]

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Breaking: Vatican, American Sisters Strike a Deal

Some very good news!  The Vatican and the American Sisters have acknowledged their common mission and officially ended the multi-year Mandate for reform of the LCWR.In a joint statement and final report released April 16 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Vatican and the American Sisters announced the completion of the Mandate and announced their common understanding regarding the future of women's religious … [Read more...]

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Sr. Cristina Covers Madonna’s Raunchy “Like a Virgin”–And Turns It Into a Prayer

Sister Cristina

You remember Sister Cristina--the Italian nun who made a splash on social media last year after winning first-place in Italy's version of "The Voice"?  The peppy nun has released her first single from her debut album, a cover of Madonna's 1984 hit "Like a Virgin."The Madonna video, filmed on gondolas in Venice, was downright raunchy.  Sister Cristina has taken the controversial song and turned it into a heartfelt prayer.  Instead of copying Madonna's suggestive writhing and skimpy clothing, S … [Read more...]

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