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Prayers for Religious Sisters Murdered in Mississippi

  • Prayers for Sisters Murdered in Mississippi

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

More “wrong coming up to face us everywhere…”

I just learned that two religious sisters in Mississippi have died of stab wounds:  Sister Paula Merrill, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, KY and Sister Margaret Held, a School Sister of St. Francis.   Their bodies were found this morning.   Both were nurse practitioners, serving the poor in Holmes County.  SCN President Susan Gatz  is asking that we “pray in gratitude for the precious lives of Sisters Paula and Margaret … they served the poor so well. Because we are gospel women, please also pray for the perpetrators.”

Let us hold them, their communities and families and all those with whom they ministered in our prayers. 

Sister Beth Fitzpatrick, O. Carm.