Discover how 678 American sisters contributed to Alzheimer study

Listen to the radio documentary “Aging with grace“ and discover the story of 678 American nuns who donated their brain to Dr. Snowdon to examine the mysteries of aging and Alzheimer’s. In 1986 Dr David Snowdon approached the sisters at the convent of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Minnesota. An order of Catholic sisters with their uniform life-styles were perfect…

Habemus Mater Generale!

The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary chose sister Lucy Jacob Palliampallithara as their new Superior General. Sister Lucy is from Kerala (India) and is already a member of the General Council since 2011. She will be assisted by four new council members: sister Deeptika Silva from Sri Lanka, sister Angélique Diket from Congo,…

BBC interviewing nuns and monks

What is life like for nuns and monks today? BBC Radio interviewed Sister Giovanna, Sister Clare and Brother Samuel, who are all from different religious communities, and recount what life is like for them today. You can listen to the interview here. The religious also share their experiences of dedication over the years – from that first day…

Try these delicious nun’s puffs

Nun’s puffs (sometimes also called nun’s farts) are a dessert pastry originally from France. Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 eggs oil for deep frying 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar How to make it In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and…