- Dec 14, 2019
Pope Francis left the Vatican Jan. 11 to visit a community of cloistered Poor Clare nuns in Umbria.
The Vatican presents its ovehaul instruction for contemplative female religious orders.
Pope Francis on Sunday met with a group of contemplative women religious, and urged them to keep pressing the spiritual battle against what he calls a “throw-away” culture.
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.
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: