Very sad to hear. May God bless the two Sisters for fighting the good fight. What’s more disappointing is to hear yet another case of an Archdiocese selling out sacred property all in the name of greed without the slightest care of its desecration. I’ve seen this so many times happen to Catholic churches, monasteries, and other convents as well and it’s truly disheartening to witness.
A commenter from the article’s page made a good point I thought was worth sharing here:
“Remember that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated there hundreds, if not thousands, of times. This convent was blessed and consecrated to house consecrated women of God. Pray that the effects of these holy moments will touch Miss Perry’s heart and soul and drive the evil one from her life forever. This may be the will of God. Who knows? It could happen.“
God works in mysterious ways, and He is constantly calling all His children back, even the ones who seem further away from Him. For her sake, may Miss Perry one day obtain a true conversion of the heart.
Judge clears way for former convent to go to the singer; meanwhile, Perry takes selfie with Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards
A Los Angeles judge has once again paved the way for Katy Perry to buy her dream home — a nun’s convent.
Judge Stephanie Bowick ruled Wednesday that the California Institute of the Sisters, controlled by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, has clear title to the property and so is free to complete the sale to Perry, who had been competing with local restaurateur Dana Hollister.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles had been locked in a legal battle with the convent’s order of nuns over who had the right to sell the 8-acre property.
The archdiocese had argued that only it had the right to sell the property, a position Bowick agreed with in April and again in her new ruling issued Tuesday.
Perry has been trying to buy the property since 2015, when she was pulled into the legal battle after the nuns of the Institute for the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary tried to sell the aging property to Hollister for $15.5 million.
The two remaining nuns of the sisterhood — who are now living offsite — had maintained their right to sell, pointing to the fact that the property was bequeathed to them more than 40 years ago by a devout parishioner.
The archdiocese, however, argued that only the church had the right to sell the 1927 estate, which is nestled in the Los Feliz neighborhood near Hollywood.
The archbishop also argued that Hollister lacked the financial resources to go through with the purchase, and instead wanted to sell to Perry for $14.5 million.