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  • Cloistered nun earns Ph.D. in aerospace engineering

    Cloistered nun earns Ph.D. in aerospace engineering

    • Jun 9, 2016

    A 32-year-old Catholic nun in India, Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face, who was born in Kuwait in 1983, is a member of a cloistered convent, and the first time she set foot outside it was to receive her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from a prestigious national defense institute.

  • These nuns don’t get out much

    • Mar 25, 2015

    Actually, they don’t get out much — they’re cloistered. So when they had the chance to meet Pope Francis at the Naples Cathedral last weekend, they went well, a little wild. The poor pope looks a little bewildered by the swarm, and at one point looked like he needed rescuing: 

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