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PETA Asks Nuns to Convert

Written by PETA | April 28, 2010

The Benedictine Women of Madison, Wisconsin, know a thing or two about green living. The ecumenical order’s new Holy Wisdom Monastery is being called the greenest building in America after receiving the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest-ever rating for sustainable construction.

Pardon me, sisters, but there’s a way for you to go even greener. PETA is asking the Benedictine sisters to adopt a vegan diet and serve only vegan meals at the monastery. As most of us know by now, eating meat is mean, not green.

We also point out that Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger) has in the past spoken movingly about the plight of farmed animals. During a 2002 interview, he said that the “degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that comes across in the Bible.”

So what say you, sisters? Will you make the switch?

Written by Paula Moore

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  • animalfriend says:

    The ancient founder benedict from nursia was a vegetarian! why shouldn’t they go veg this is just normal to honor his legacy!!!

  • Sarah says:

    Stop hatin. go vegan please.

  • Jamie says:

    Please serve vegan meals!! They are much healthier for you as well as for the animals! have a Heart!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    A few years ago I read an article where an Alzheimer’s researcher went to a convent for retired nuns and asked them to donate their brains to Alzheimer’s research after they died. The sisters were very agreeable to it one of the sisters laughed and said “Why not? I certainly won’t be needing it!” The study went on for many years and the researcher returned frequently to observe the sisters in their daily activities and have them write essays. He noticed something interesting the sisters that kept active physically and also read socialized did crossword puzzles and played strategy games such as chess were much less likely to develop Alzheimers symptoms then those who were less active. The brains of the active sisters showed much less damage than those of their less active sisters. I wish they had included diet in this study. Perhaps another study could be done where the half of the sisters voluntarily go on a vegan diet and the other half maintain their present diet to see what effect eating meat has on the brain. You would be doing your fellow humans animals and the Earth an immeasurable service sisters!