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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.
  • Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Albanian: [aˈɲɛzə ˈɡɔndʒɛ bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), commonly known as Mother Teresa and honoured in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries in 2012. The congregation...  more

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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. On December 2, 1980, she was beaten, raped, and murdered along with three fellow missionaries — Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan — by members of the military of El Salvador....  more
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    Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova (née Taneyeva; Russian: А́нна Алекса́ндровна Вы́рубова (Тане́ева)); 16 July 1884 – 20 July 1964) was a Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna....  more
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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. EWTN became a voice for American conservative and traditional Catholics. In 1981, Mother Angelica started broadcasting religious programs from a converted garage in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the next twenty years, she developed a media network that included radio, TV, and internet channels as well as printed media. Mother...  more