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Nuns Celebrate Century of Prayer, Aim for 100 More

12-29-2015
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A group of cloistered nuns in Philadelphia is celebrating 100 years of non-stop prayer, and they're seeking 100 more.

The Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Adoration sisters, also known as "The Pink Sisters," have been holding non-stop prayer in Philadelphia's Chapel of Divine Love for an entire century.

Today, to address their shrinking numbers and ensure their prayers continue for another century, they've begun quietly reaching out to grow their order while maintaining their secluded life.

There were once as many as 40 nuns living in the Philadelphia convent, but now there are only 20.

Worldwide, the sisters pray in 22 houses of worship in 12 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. I hope the good Sisters will never lack zeal and devotion and give much joy to you.

"I hope the good Sisters will never lack zeal and devotion and give much joy to you," Mother Mary Michael wrote to Archbishop Edmond Prendergast last July.

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