Benedictine abbey in rural Missouri draws growing number of young women

Singing is an integral part of life for a cloistered order of nuns, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in rural Missouri. The nuns have just released their 10th album. 

Poor Clares' contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closes

As Christmas approached and 2019 came to a close, the last Catholic contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closed.

Final public Mass, tears mark closing of Poor Clare monastery in Memphis

Concealed behind tall brick walls and strong iron gates in a struggling Memphis neighborhood, nuns have been quietly praying for the city and its people since 1932.