Tag: nuns

French order, acknowledging abuse by founder, clarifies pope’s remarks

VATICAN CITY | The leaders of three branches of the French religious Community of St. John insist their order has enacted strong protections against clerical sexual abuse, including the abuse of its nuns by its priests and brothers. Leaders of the men’s community and the active and contemplative groups of women issued a statement Feb…. Read more »

‘Blue nuns’ from Poland serve joyfully

JUPITER | One of the outstanding attributes of Mother Paula Sofia Tajber — born in Biala Podlaska, Poland, in 1890 — the foundress of the Sisters of the Most Holy Soul of Christ the Lord community was her positive upbeat spirituality. That same sunny personality and joy is also witnessed among the members of the… Read more »

As economic crisis drags on, Venezuelan nuns forced to turn away elderly

CARACAS, Venezuela | The most dreaded part of Sister Emilia Rivero’s day comes each morning. When she opens the door to the nursing home she runs in downtown Caracas, she almost always finds six to eight senior citizens, sometimes with their families, waiting outside, hoping she has space. Sister Rivero usually must turn them away…. Read more »