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Christian List of Famous Nuns

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List of famous nuns, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top nuns in the world? This includes the most prominent nuns, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable nuns is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic nuns were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned nuns.

List features famous Catholic sisters of history and now like Mother Teresa and Maura Clarke. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known nuns to the lesser known nuns of today, these are some of the best professionals in the nun field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous nuns ever?" and "What are the names of famous nuns?" then you're in the right place.
Mother Teresa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Nuns
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. She was born in today's Macedonia, with her family being of Albanian descent originating in Kosovo. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Members must adhere to the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as well ...more on Wikipedia

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Maura Clarke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Nuns
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Sister Maura Clarke, M.M., was an American Roman Catholic Maryknoll Sister, who served as a missionary in Nicaragua and El Salvador. She worked with the poor and refugees in Central America from 1959 until her murder in 1980. She was beaten, raped, and murdered, along with fellow missionaries Jean Donovan and Sisters Ita Ford, M.M., and Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U., in El Salvador, by members of a military death squad of the military-led left-wing government fighting the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front at the time of the Salvadoran Civil War. ...more on Wikipedia

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Anna Vyrubova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Nuns
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Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova, née Taneyeva, was a lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna. Vyrubova was the longest-surviving figure in the intrigue involving Rasputin and the Imperial couple. ...more on Wikipedia

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Mother Angelica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Nuns
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Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo; April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016), also known as Mother Angelica, was a Catholic American Poor Clare nun best known for her television personality. She was also the founder of the internationally broadcast cable television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and the radio network WEWN. ...more on Wikipedia

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