Thirteen reverend sisters at a Michigan convent have died from coronavirus. Sister Mary Christopher Moore, provincial minister of Our Lady of Hope confirmed that twelve sisters died within the span of a month.
Twelve sisters died of COVID-19 from April 10, which was Good Friday, to May 10, at the convent.
The 13th sister, Sister Mary Danatha Suchyta, died of the virus on June 27 at age 98, CNN reports.
She disclosed that she was among those who caught the virus but prayed for God to take her life because she was very sick.
“I was so sick, I would pray the Lord would take me because I was in so much pain,” Sister Mary said.
Also seventeen sisters contracted the virus but have all recovered.
“We grieve for each of our sisters who passed away during the time of the pandemic throughout the province, and we greatly appreciate all of those who are holding us in prayer and supporting us in a number of ways.
All thirteen sisters who died of COVID-19 were members for at least 50 years.
“We all knew if it hit the place, it would be bad.
“But we never anticipated how quickly it would go,” Sister Mary Ann Smith, told the Global Sister Report.