Nun, 73, who devoted life to helping the homeless dies of coronavirus as bug sweeps convent – The Sun

A KIND-hearted nun who devoted her life to helping the homeless and hungry has died from coronavirus.

Sister Sienna, 73, was rushed to hospital suffering from the effects of the killer bug after being taken hill at the convent where she lives.

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She had been a nun with Missionaries of Charity set up by Mother Theresa for 50 years and was taken ill as she distributed food to the homeless and hungry in Swansea, south Wales.

Her condition deteriorated as she was in the Morriston Hospital and she was given the last rites before she died.

The convent in Swansea is now in lockdown after other nuns showed symptoms.


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In a statement the Missionaries of Charity said: "Dear friends, it is with deep sorrow that we inform you that Sister Sienna, 73, from the Swansea convent (Wales, UK) has gone to her eternal rest with our Lord.

“She was admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 last week. She is from Jharkhand, India. Please pray for her soul. Kindly pray for the other Rev Sisters in the convent. All community members are affected, one is serious."

Canon Micheal Flook 74, of St David's Priory, Swansea told The Sun: "Sister Sienna was a very nice kind natured, very gentle person.

"We are not sure how she caught coronavirus but she had been in hospital at the end of last year and so had underlying health conditions.

"She worked with the homeless hostel and was always out helping those less fortunate with food and she wanted to look after anyone that needed help.

"She was a year younger than me and we used to joke about that but now her death has brought it all much closer to home for us.

"She was tested in hospital after being taken ill and was there for a few days before she died. She was a very kind, meek and mild sister. We shall miss her."

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