Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Felician Sisters convent in Livonia has lost 13 nuns to COVID-19.

According to WDIV, 12 of the nuns died between April 10 and May 10. Overall, 18 other sisters at the convent contracted the illness from coronavirus. One of those 18 sisters who first survived the disease died from its effects June 27, making her the 13th victim.

Sr. Noel Marie Gabriel, director of clinical health services for the Felician Sisters of North America:

We couldn’t contain the grief and the sorrow and the emotional impact. We went through the motions of doing what we had to do, but that month was like a whole different way of life. That was our most tragic time. It was a month of tragedy and sorrow and mourning and grieving.

I don't want this story to turn into a religious thing (I know, technically it is) with people making rude comments. It's really more about how deadly COVID-19 can be and how it can kill so many people so fast. It's just awful to think of the pain and suffering that took place at that convent. They say it is probably the worst loss of life to a community of religious women in the United States since the 1918 influenza pandemic. Think about that for a minute, that's nearly 100 years.

This is just one story, there are thousands more.

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