Posted by Exile on October 2, 2007
Here’s another one that I didn’t make up.. One just couldn’t make this up! I found this on the BBC website:
A convent in Italy is being shut down after a fight between its last three remaining nuns.
So badly did relations deteriorate between the sisters of Santa Clara in Bari that the Mother Superior ended up in hospital with scratches to her face. Now the local archbishop has intervened and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.
But Sister Liliana, the only nun still there, says she has no intention of leaving her home of the past 44 years. The Clarissa nuns are regarded as the most austere order of the Roman Catholic Church, devoted to a life of prayer, penance and quiet contemplation but at the Santa Clara convent in Bari, the vow of silence was shattered by an unholy row.
Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista say they were driven to distraction by the nasty habits of their Mother Superior. They became so angry that during the summer, they turned on Sister Liliana scratching her face and throwing her to the ground. The two nuns have now moved into a nearby convent leaving Sister Liliana barricaded inside.
Nasty habits? I thought it was the monks who had the nasty habits. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the old joke…) I can’t help wondering just what those nasty habits were..?? Did she pick her nose at the table? Pee in the font? Or was it something more sinister? Unfortunately, the article does not offer any explanation.