The Californian nuns who set up their own community
A group of Californian nuns left their convent and set up their own independent community in 1970.
They’d wanted to reform the convent’s rules – including abandoning their traditional clothing and set prayer times – but their conservative cardinal refused to discuss change.
Former Sister Lucia Van Ruiten tells Witness History about the crisis they caused in the Catholic church.
Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.