This is so heartbreaking. Thirteen nuns who lived together at the Felician Sisters convent in Michigan died — most within the same month — of the coronavirus.
These Roman Catholic nuns ranged in age from 69 to 99. They were teachers, an author, and a secretary in the Vatican Secretariat of State.
The Global Sisters Report says these deaths are perhaps “the worst loss of life to a community of women religious since the 1918 influenza pandemic.”
Apparently, two aides contracted COVID-19 and brought it into the convent. Once the virus started spreading through the buildings, it was like wildfire.
For a month straight, it seemed a sister died every other day.
Eighteen other nuns also tested positive and were treated.
Making matters even more difficult and stressful for these sisters was the fact they weren’t allowed to attend any of the funerals because of health guidelines.