Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Christianity in Faction

Great story from the Metro newspaper today about an Italian convent forced to shut down because of fighting nuns.

And I don't just mean the usual sisterly catfight. The 82-year old mother superior actually required hospital treatment after two colleagues scratched her face and threw her to the floor. She had apparently annoyed them with her strict rule over the tiny Santa Clara convent near Bari.

The community's two other remaining nuns had recently died, and with her assailants hiding out in another convent Mother Liliana is now alone. Not surprisingly, the local bishop wants to shut the place down. The nuns had 'clearly lost their religious vocation,' he wrote with considerable understatement. Liliana is refusing to budge, however, and has reportedly barricaded herself inside.

Then there were nun?