The rebel nuns who left their convent behind
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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.

  • 27 Feb 2020
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