Women Religious

Valerie Schultz November 04, 2019
We women do not want to make waves; we do not want to upset people. But the moment for all of us to act is decidedly now.
Banners showing new Sts. Giuseppina Vannini and John Henry Newman hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica as Pope Francis celebrates the canonization Mass for five new saints in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 13, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell October 13, 2019
The new saints include three women religious who cared for the poor and the sick, a laywoman mystic and the most significant English Catholic theologian of modern times.
Luke Hansen, S.J. October 04, 2019
Reform groups are seeking to bring attention to the fact that 185 men but no women are voting members of the Special Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazonian Region that begins on Oct. 6.
America Films September 27, 2019
When Sister Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay was considering joining the Felician Sisters, she prayed that she wouldn’t have to give up her passion for dance. Here, she talks about how she’s changed through her formation with the sisters: how she’s come to let her natural curls fly free and how her dance
America Films September 27, 2019
Sister Celine, a teacher, and Sister Marie Estelle, a nurse, explain what drew them to join a branch of the Carmelite order that began in Mexico—and what it’s like to go out (even just to the gas station) in their traditional habit.
America Films September 27, 2019
Sr. Alison McCrary, a community lawyer in New Orleans who corresponds with inmates on death row, explains how her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience help her fully serve others in a world that values money, sex and power.