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Sister Gina Fleming O.P. (bottom left) is among sisters living in a house of hospitality, an arrangement designed to lead young people toward the lives of service. Also pictured (top left to right) are Sister Maryrose Galloy, O.P., volunteer Sydney Boyer, Sister Mary Nolan O.P., volunteer Sean Puzzo and Sister Lenore Toscano O.P.; and (bottom right) volunteer Josiane Umihoza. (Photos: Courtesy of Sister Gina Fleming and Sister Marie Mackey)

Pandemic Forces Nuns to Try New Avenues of Recruitment

BAY RIDGE — There is one group of people who had no trouble adjusting to the stay-at-home status imposed by COVID-19. Cloistered nuns have always lived tucked away from the world as they quietly devote themselves to God, but that doesn’t mean they are entirely closed off.

At the Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, the nine nuns who live there make use of online services for virtual, online doctors’ appointments and to chat with candidates who are contemplating religious life … 

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