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sister

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a woman religious

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Finally in Jim Kidger Division Six the Black Swan B&W take the lead following their 7-2 win against the Three Nuns Bad Habits but they are only a point ahead of the White Hart Stags who have a game in hand.
About 700 nuns from across the globe belong to the Drukpa lineage, which is the only female order in the patriarchal Buddhist monastic system where nuns have equal status to monks.
Mother Marie Madeleine of the Redemption (Ledesma), prioress of Marawi Carmel, was the moving spirit behind the community of cloistered nuns whose lives consisted mainly of prayer, adoration, fasting and sacrifices-an apostolate which earth-bound mortals may not easily understand.
Many have lauded nuns' good works, however nuns have, at times, been viewed with a degree of skepticism.
Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns examines the lives of a group of cloistered women religious, the Poor Clare Colettines, in Rockford, Illinois.
In the introduction to her 2014 book, Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns, Reese writes that the call to leave the secular world and embrace a cloistered existence was, for many, quite unexpected: "It defied their God-given temperaments.
and the globe in this effort to pay tribute to the thousands of nuns who have shared their wisdom, humor and grace with us,” John added.
Nuns sketch for Cook's Revue Rustle of Spring at the Phoenix Theatre Actress Joan Collins, who was recently made a Dame, found herself playing the survivor of a cargo ship sunk by a Japanese sub in 1957 movie Seawife.
These women can be misunderstood in a modern world where feminism and Christian religious traditions are frequently at odds, but author Jo Piazza dispels the myth of the obedient and confined nuns by exposing their heroism and independence in If Nuns Rules the World.
Accomplished readers of conduct manuals, the nuns gradually learned to read the nuns' lives with a similar goal of learning how to behave, comport themselves, and pray.
He told Misna that during the night, other nuns telephoned to say they feared the attacker was still in the convent.
Nuns are women who are joyfully committed to being faithful disciples of the Church teachings.
We then take a chronological and geographical leap into late medieval England, with Marilyn Oliva's analysis of nuns' French, English, and Latin household accounts, and Veronica O'Mara's discussion of the late medieval English nun, which gathers together the scattered evidence for a large number of female scribes.
BEIRUT: Thirteen nuns were freed late Sunday by Syrian rebels in exchange for the release by Damascus of more than 150 Syrian women prisoners following Lebanese and Qatari mediation, officials said, putting an end to an ordeal that lasted more than three months and won world sympathy.
The pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said it has "information about a deal for today's release of the kidnapped nuns of Maloula amid preparations for official reception of them in Damascus", Xinhua reported.