Skip to comments.Italian archbishop closes convent after nuns come to blows
Posted on 10/02/2007 2:40:23 PM PDT by Kimmers
ROME (AFP) - A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows, press reports said Sunday.
Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now.
Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation" and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.
Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista moved to another convent, but Sister Liliana barricaded herself inside, refusing to leave, the reports said, adding that she suspected Battista Pichierri of planning to cede the convent to another community.
Liliana has been at the convent since its founding in 1963.
Wow. Something tells me these sisters abandoned the morning rosary some time ago.
Does this qualify as a cat fight?
Another form of a “cat fight” a “nun fight”. Good thing it was not the old babes that used to beat on me, it could have been deadly.
Obviously the result of global warming...an in-convent truth.
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Is there You Tube video?
“Good thing it was not the old babes that used to beat on me”
They were too fond of that yardstick!
Can’t wait for the Roger Corman movie based on this story with hot Hollywood babes in it!
Actually, it sounds like a Monty Python skit to me.
I can just see Terry Jones as one of the nuns.
Oh, I deserved everything I got and stuff they never caught me doing, but they were a vicious crew of black robed sadists.
Now the Irish Christian Brothers were a story unto themselves.
“Italian archbishop closes convent after nuns come to blows”
The archbishop doesn’t like it when they leave out the mud-wrestling
and the wet T-Shirt contest.
(just joking of course...
but that’s the sort of response I would have expected from some of
my childhood Catholic buddies!)
Oh Great. I can just see the cellphone footage on YouTube..."Nuns Gone Wild".
So what’s the archbishops beef?
I’m sure they were nun-too-proud.
When God-fearing women get the blues...
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