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New film highlights heroic work of Maryknoll Sisters

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…Filmmaker Nancy M. Tong graduated from a Maryknoll school in Hong Kong (the first of two schools for girls opened there in 1925 — both continue today) but only came to realize the extent of Maryknoll’s work while doing research before accepting this undertaking. “Then I realized the scope of the sisters’ work in social [...]


Pope urges nuns “not to be too spiritual”

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Pope Francis on Friday berated the nuns whose fixed smiles betray “a lack of joy that comes from within”. “I am so disappointed when I meet nuns who are joyless, who may smile with the smile of a flight attendant but not with the smile of joy that comes from within,” the pontiff told nuns [...]


Christian nurses in Pakistan ‘poisoned’

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Nine Christian student nurses in Karachi have claimed they were poisoned last week, in an incident that put the women in hospital.


In praise of older Sisters

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Women Religious have done more for society than we realize.


Meet the young religious of India

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The enthusiastic and vibrant young religious of India are preparing themselves to meet the modern challenges.


Vatican vs US nuns: What is it really all about?

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Historian and commentator Tim Stanley warns that it would be simplistic to blame the dispute between the LCWR and the Vatican on chauvinism.


Sisters urge rights commission to act

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Catholic nuns in Mindanao Tuesday accused the government’s Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of dragging its feet over an investigation into the alleged harassment of a Benedictine nun by the military.


Nuns see profit in mangosteen capsules

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Taking advantage of a growing preference for natural and indigenous wellness products, enterprising Catholic nuns in the southern Philippines are producing their own brand of organic medicine.


Pakistan nuns go online to boost community

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Catholics near Islamabad are going public – at least on the internet.


Carmelites launch St. Teresa’s 500th birth celebration

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Carmelites all over the world will celebrate in 2015 the fifth birth centenary of St. Teresa of Avila, also known as St. Teresa of Jesus.


Nuns ease ethnic trade burdens in Vietnam

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With big bunches of bananas on their backs, it takes Marie Y Thuong and her six-year-old daughter seven hours to walk from their village to the Saint Paul de Chartres convent in Kontum City.


Green groups slam red-tagging on Benedictine nun

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Environmental groups decried the alleged harassment and “red-tagging” of a Benedictine nun by the military.


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