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Shocking!! Is this a sad trend? More murdered Nuns?

We must pray for these dear Nuns, may they Rest in Eternal Peace with Christ their husband. And for their murderers too, may they come to justice!


Two Mississippi nuns found dead

By Steve Almasy, CNN

Updated 7:53 PM ET, Thu August 25, 2016

Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held were killed Thursday at their home.

(CNN)Two nuns were found dead Thursday in a home in Holmes County, Mississippi, authorities said.
The women, one of whom was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, were found stabbed in a residence in Durant, north of Jackson, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said.

The Catholic Diocese of Jackson said the two nuns didn't show up Thursday morning at a clinic they operate.

Clinic workers called police when the pair didn't arrive, said Maureen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. Authorities arrived at the home, saw evidence of a break-in and found two bodies, she said. Officials believe a car is missing.
Howard said the bodies were sent to the state crime lab, which will do the autopsies.
The Kentucky-based Sisters of Charity of Nazareth said the community is in prayer.
"SCN President Susan Gatz asks that all 'pray in gratitude for the precious lives of Sisters Paula (Merrill) and Margaret (Held) ... they served the poor so well. Because we are gospel women, please also pray for the perpetrators."
Merrill was a nurse practitioner in Mississippi for more than 30 years and had been at the Lexington Medical Clinic since 2010. According to the Sisters of Charity website, the clinic saw 8,000 patients in 2014, many of whom are poor and uninsured.
Held, 68, was also a nurse practitioner. She had been a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 49 years and had lived in Mississippi for decades.
"These sisters have spent years of dedicated service here in Mississippi. They absolutely loved the people in their community," said Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Jackson diocese.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the sisters had made the community a better place to live and lamented their deaths.
"Unbridled love and care for mankind has been met with unparalleled savagery," he said.

CNN's Dave Alsup, Marlena Baldacci and Khushbu Shah contributed to this report.
That's not too, too far from where I live. May those Sisters rest in peace, and may the miserable piece(s) of demon shit who did this meet the Maker soon.
God rest their souls.
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August 29, 2016

Police in Mississippi have arrested a man and charged him with the murder of two women religious on August 25.

Rodney Early Sanders reportedly confessed to killing Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, who had been working at a medical clinic. They were found at their home in Durant, Mississippi, where they had evidently died of stabbing wounds.

Law-enforcement officials did not provide a motive for the killings, but said that robbery was the "least likely" explanation.

Sanders could face the death penalty if convicted of the crime.