Livonia convent sees 13 nuns die of coronavirus: 'It was very frightening'

Photo Credit: Global Sisters Report

ByCaleb Parke| Fox News

    Catholic publication has revealed that thirteen Roman Catholic nuns from the same Michigan convent died from the coronavirus in a deadly wave that claimed 12 in just one month.

    The Global Sisters Report, an outlet of the National Catholic Reporter publishing company, said the nuns, ages 69 to 99, lived together across three floors at the Felician Sisters' convent in Livonia. They included teachers, an author and a secretary in the Vatican Secretariat of State, according to

    Sister Mary Andrew Budinski, the superior of the convent, told Global Sisters Report said, "I first heard two aides had contracted the virus. We don't know who they are, and we don't want to know. Then it hit sisters on the second floor, and it went through like wildfire."

    The report noted that 12 of the nuns died in one month between Good Friday, April 10, and May 10. The 13th nun died June 27; 17 others recovered.

    COVID-19 eventually claimed the lives of 22 percent of the convent residents.

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