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Aspiring Nun Crowdfunds Her Dream

Alida Taylor raises $22K to pay off her student debt so she can join convent

(Newser) - An aspiring nun who was told she couldn't enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has successfully crowdfunded her goal, reports the AP . Alida Taylor, 28, was accepted to join the Sisters of Life in New York City in September. The Clifton, NJ, woman started... More »

Nuns Sue Their Neighbor: a Strip Club

Nuns: Club Allure has brought bar fights, neon lights, used condoms to yard

(Newser) - A group of nuns in a tiny Illinois town is suing a $3 million strip club that opened in September behind their backyard garden for being unlawfully close to a place of worship. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo—who say in their suit they've suffered through Club... More »

Experts Search Convent for Mona Lisa's Body

They hope to use software to reconstruct Lisa Gherardini's face from her skull

(Newser) - A group of researchers have begun scouring a dilapidated convent in Florence with radar devices, in the hopes of digging up the body of Lisa Gherardini—the woman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. They hope that if they find her skull, they can... More »

Nuns Busted for Pot Garden

Marijuana found growing in convent garden

(Newser) - Looks like some nuns are getting into a bad habit. A one-acre pot plantation has been discovered in the midst of a convent garden in Uganda. A pair of nuns are being questioned about the stash; one reportedly said the herb was used to treat pigs and other farm animals.... More »

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