Thirteen reverend sisters who all worked and lived together at a Michigan convent have died from Coronavirus, with twelve sisters passing in the span of a month.
From April 10, which was Good Friday, to May 10, twelve sisters ranging in age from 69 to 99 died of COVID-19 at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary convent in Livonia.
A 13th sister, Sister Mary Danatha Suchyta, died of the disease on June 27 at age 98.
Sister Mary Danatha had been a member of the Felician congregation for 80 years, and all 13 who died were members for at least 50 years, according to a list provided by Suzanne English, executive director for mission advancement for Our Lady of Hope Province, which oversees the 469 Felician sisters in about 60 convents around the U.S. and Canada.
Forty-four Felician sisters now live at the Michigan convent, down from 57 in April, English said.Another 17 sisters had the disease but they all recovered.