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On Dec. 2, 1980, three nuns (Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, and Dorothy Kazel) and one lay worker (Jean Donovan) were abducted, raped, and murdered upon their return from Comalapa International Airport in El Salvador by members of the U.S. backed National Guard.
The series is narrated and led by Portuguese actress Alba Baptista in the role of Ava Silva, a quadriplegic orphan who discovers she now has supernatural powers which force her to join an ancient order of warrior nuns. The series marks Baptista's English-language debut. The cast also features Toya Turner, Thekla Reuten, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Sylvia De Fanti and Tristán Ulloa.
Before taking the East Coast post, headquartered in New York, Sister Mary Sylvia had been based in San Francisco for about five years as regional superior for the West Coast region, according to one of the nuns in the San Francisco mission.
In Jenkins, Ky., at the mission on the Virginia border that the nuns were to visit, Sister Mary Sylvia was recalled last night from a past visit as "a wonderful person, very friendly with everybody, always cheerful."
The Jenkins mission, about 400 miles from Washington, visits shut-ins and operates an overnight shelter for the homeless. One of the four nuns involved in that work said Sister Mary always brought encouragement when she came.
But Fitzpatrick, a founding member of the Catholic social justice lobby Network, and Morek, who serves as a liaison to fellow nuns for the Global Sisters Report, appear to disagree and pose a seemingly rhetorical question in the letter, asking if the state has put into place measures that would support those choosing to carry a pregnancy to term.
Sister Yasmine is another new Warrior Nun season 2 character. A member of a different sect of nuns, Yasmine seeks out the OCS with vital information on how Ava can defeat Adriel. Meena Rayann is a French actress who appeared in The Hustle and Game of Thrones.
DURANT, Miss. (AP) - The wife of a Mississippi man charged with killing two nuns says she and her husband argued and he left their home a few days before Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held were found stabbed to death in a nearby town.
At Lexington Medical Clinic, about 10 miles west of Durant, Held and Merrill often treated poor and uninsured patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. The clinic and the nuns' home in Durant are in Holmes County, population 18,000. With 44 percent of its residents living in poverty, Holmes is the seventh-poorest county in America, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Capital murder under Mississippi law is a killing committed along with another felony. It is punishable by death or life in prison. The nuns' religious orders have spoken against execution, and the district attorney has not said whether she will pursue the death penalty against Sanders, who is charged with two counts of capital murder, one count of burglary and one count of grand larceny.
The nuns' funerals were held Friday. Merrill was buried in Kentucky, where she belonged to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. Held was buried in Wisconsin, where she was a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee
Authorities have not said how the women were killed, but the Rev. Greg Plata of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, where the nuns had led Bible study for years, said police told him they were stabbed.
Warrior nuns do not wear armour, but then they are usually trained well enough not to need it. They rely on skill to avoid attacks, although they are vulnerable to missile fire. They are armed with the deadly naginata, a sword blade on a quarterstaff-length pole. In the hands of an expert, a naginata can be used to cut down a foe, disembowel a horse, decapitate the rider, and turn aside any counter stroke. Women who carry the naginata are rarely less than experts in its use.
Warrior Nuns compare most similarly to Naginata Warrior Monks, with the same heightened attack and defense stats when compared to samurai at the cost of poor armor. They have even better statistics than Naginata Warrior Monks, but are fewer in number. In head on fights on even terrain, warrior nuns beat warrior monks in one on one situations, but they lack the Warcry ability so they aren't as useful as support troops.
Thanks to their limited numbers and low armor, warrior nuns are very vulnerable to missile fire, as losing the same number of people represents a larger percentage of their regiment destroyed. Like other warrior monks units, Warrior Nuns are only available by default to non-Christian factions. Should a faction controlling Warrior Nuns convert to Christianity, they automatically disband. However, Christian factions can use Metsuke to bribe armies containing warrior nuns.
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The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood once comprised 14 nuns living in silence on State Street. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Monday that the two remaining nuns will move next month to a monastery in Manchester, New Hampshire.
OAK LAWN, Ill. (CBS) -- Two nuns and an elderly man were killed Sunday, when the man ran a red light, and plowed into cars stopped in the oncoming lanes in Oak Lawn. Eleven other people were injured in the wreck, two of them critically.
Two nuns from Little Company of Mary Hospital were in the first car struck in the crash. Sister Jean Stickney, 86, and Sister Kab Kyoung Kim, 48, were killed on impact. Little Company confirms a third nun in the car was injured in the crash and is hospitalized in stable condition.
Leading the meeting were two Catholic nuns: Sister Barbara Aires of the Sisters of Charity and Sister Pat Daly of the Dominican Order. Both came from convents in New Jersey, and both spent a lot of time pushing Tom Fanning, Southern's recently appointed chairman and CEO.
Martinez learned the nuns had a long history of battling big energy companies and using shareholder resolutions to call for more renewable energy. As Sister Barbara told The New York Times in 2003: "It is a trend that I don't think is going to disappear."
"Legally, it's a long haul trying to push people through litigation. With the conversations we've had, we've had a much better path," Martinez explained, referring to his experience with Southern and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), the group organized by the two Catholic nuns.
Defending coal in the face of climate change, Fanning said, "was like trying to keep the waves off the beach." He wanted Southern "to lean in and engage in an active way with the environmental community." The nuns suggested bringing the Sierra Club, the NRDC and other more activist groups, and he supported them.
Minutes before funeral services were to begin on Friday for Sister Margaret Held, one of two nuns found stabbed to death in their home in Mississippi last week, a small group of School Sisters of St. Francis urged authorities to spare the life of the man who investigators say is responsible for the slayings.
Law enforcement officials say the women are also suspected in an attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 28. Those robbers were dressed as nuns and ran away without money after an alarm was triggered.
After the man accused of murdering two nuns in their Mississippi home appeared in court today, his family broke down and apologized to the family one of the victims, according to ABC affiliate WAPT in Jackson.
Proving that creepy nuns can also be funny, this classic John Landis comedy includes a hilarious sequence in which Jake and Elwood Blues return to the Catholic orphanage they were raised in and encounter the ruler-wielding Sister Mary Stigmata, memorably played by character actress Kathleen Freeman. Nicknamed the Penguin, Sister Mary has a few creepy tricks up her sleeve, including an ability to open and close doors with her mind, and a talent for floating across the floor like an angry phantom.
Based on a true story, this remarkable period drama about four innocent young women sentenced to the infamous Magdalene laundries in Ireland will set your blood boiling. Unflinching in its depiction of the physical abuse, psychological cruelty, and sexual crimes committed by the corrupt nuns who ran the institution, the film shines a much-needed light on a dark corner of history. As Sister Bridget, the vicious Mother Superior whose benevolent smile masks a diseased soul, Geraldine McEwan is absolutely chilling.
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