When An Entire Convent Caught Covid-19 – Sister Tells Her Incredible Story

The Catholic Talk Show

An entire convent caught COVID-19?! 😱

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss why women discern religious life with Sr. Tonia Borsellino of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

She also explains what happened when her entire convent caught covid-19.

“Here in Cleveland, Ohio, all of our sisters ended up getting the virus–including our priest. It was Holy Week at the time, so…we definitely entered into the Paschal Mystery.”

“At the time, we didn’t know. Only three sisters showed severe symptoms, so they immediately isolated, and the rest of us served [each other].”

“I learned what it really means to serve,” Sr. Borsellino continued. “One of our elderly Mercedarian priests passed away. So please pray for him.”

“Thanks be to God, all of our sisters are recovered or recovering.”

Listen to the full episode below:

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They also cover the following:

• What makes a woman decide to become a sister?
• What is the difference between a nun and a sister?
• What is the discernment process?
• What is a charism?

Have you ever discerned the religious life?

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