Women Religious

Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don’t know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors, and sexual abuse by their formators, said an article in “La Civilta Cattolica.”
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalice in Livonia, Michigan are coping with the loss of 13 sisters to COVID-19 since April.
In a recent symposium sponsored by the American and British embassies to the Holy See, women religious were recognized for being "on the front lines" in combatting the pandemic with faith, generosity, and compassion.
Water is thrown in the street in front of a Vivre dans l’Espérance (Living in Hope) orphanage after a bath in Togo. Photo by Julien Pebrel / Myop
Born in Togo in 1967, Sister Marie Stella Kouak attended nursing school in Belgium and returned in 1998 to work at a pediatric hospital in Dapaong run by her congregation, now known as the Sister Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace participate in a June 22, 2019, Jubilee liturgy at the St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel in Bellevue, Wash. The care of retired women religious has become more challenging amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/courtesy Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace)
The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on retired Catholic sisters, write two members of the School Sisters of St. Francis. Women religious are seeking to honor their past while continuing their legacy of service.
Pictured from left: Mary Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C., Jessica Powers (Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit) and Madeline DeFrees (Mary Gilbert, S.N.J.M.) (photos: Saint Mary's College archives/Wikipedia/Madelinedefrees.com).
Nick Ripatrazone May 15, 2020
In the mid-20th century, several women religious were writing and publishing ambitious poetry.