The city of Livonia in Michigan, United States, was shocked after it was reported the death of 13 nuns, aged 79 to 99, from the coronavirus.
According to the ‘Global Sisters Report’, the nuns belonged to the convent of the Felicia Sisters of Livonia and it was confirmed that twelve of them died in just one month, between April 10 and May 10.
After May, 18 more nuns became infected with coronavirus. On June 27, the death of one of them was reported.
Sister Mary Andrew Budinski, superior of the Sisters Felicia in Livonia, declared that the new coronavirus “It happened like a forest fire.”
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Among the measures taken by the convent to prevent the spread of the disease, is the prohibition of entry to anyone, except essential workers, since March 14.
According to the newspaper ‘CNN’, Sister Mary Christopher Moore, provincial minister of the Province of Our Lady of Hope, referred to what happened:
“We mourn the death of each of our sisters who has died during the time of the pandemic throughout the province, and we greatly appreciate all those who support us in prayer and support us in various ways”, said.
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Every day they said: ‘Another sister’. ‘An other sister’. ‘An other sister’. It was very scary
However, the coronavirus spread after two aides to the infirmary tested positive for discard.
The deceased sisters were considered by the ‘Global Sisters Report’ as “teachers”. Among the nuns were a director of education, a secretary of the Vatican State, a librarian, a writer for a 586-page history of the congregation, and a nurse.
Finally, Budinski stated that the doctors did not give the figures of the dead sisters, but he remembers the following: “Every day they said, ‘Another sister.’ ‘An other sister’. ‘An other sister’. It was very scary. “
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According to CNN, the ‘Global Sisters Report’ says that the death of the 13 sisters can be considered as “the worst loss” of religious lives since those that occurred during what was known as the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.
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