But 10 years later she, unlike most other former nuns, returned to her order. I matured a lot,'' she said in a recent interview. I served on committees, met friends, traveled and took care of my father. I made debts, and I paid debts. She left the Sisters of Mercy at the age of 41, in , when a flood of women poured from religious communities.
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Katharine Drexel, the Philadelphia heiress worked to help the minority population in the USA, founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and sought to share profundity of the Cross of Christ in joy. Throughout the years, Catholic nuns have had a significant impact on building the foundations of America as we know it. Here are some facts about Catholic nuns in US history that you may not know! The Sound of Music where nuns walk solemnly in lines and pray in a convent all day behind locked gates? Sister Act where Whoopi Goldberg comes in the save the struggling church with Vegas-inspired singing and dancing to re-engage and serve their community? Or the fierce defender of the sick and poor, Mother Teresa who established Missionaries of Charity in that is now active in countries caring for thousands of desperate people every year?
Two nuns are being investigated by the Catholic Church after they became pregnant during missionary trips. The African women, who are from different orders in Sicily , reportedly got pregnant while on separate missions to their home country. One of the nuns, a year-old based at a convent in the northeastern town of Militello Rosmarino, in Messina, discovered she was pregnant after going to hospital with severe abdominal pains, the Gazzetta del Sud newspaper reports. The second nun, a mother superior caring for the elderly in the southeastern city of Ispica, in Ragusa, has also discovered she is pregnant. He told reporters: "There is regret for what happened.
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