Tuesday, July 03, 2007
There is a bizarre little story in the news from Poland today. A group of 60 or more disobedient nuns, Sisters of the Family of Bethany, are refusing to vacate their convent despite an order from the Vatican Congregation for Religious that the occupants have been expelled from their order.
The nuns follow their mother superior who has made decisions based on religious visions. There are conflicting stories about a threat of mass suicide, and/or a single sister threatening suicide. One source claims the report is faked.
Another story claims a Franciscan friar, suspended for disobedience, is staying with the nuns.
Gas and electricity to the convent have been cut off, but townspeople sympathetic to the nuns have been providing food and water under cover of darkness.