Nun gives birth

January 19th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

The BBC reports:

A nun who gave birth to a baby boy in the central Italian city of Rieti, said she had no idea she was pregnant, local media report.

The 31-year-old was rushed to hospital with abdominal pains, which she thought were stomach cramps.

The young mother, who is originally from El Salvador, reportedly named her newborn Francis after the current Pope.

The mayor of Rieti, Simone Petrangeli has appealed to the public and media to respect the woman’s privacy.

The news has drawn international attention to the small city of 47,700 inhabitants.

The nun called the ambulance on Wednesday morning. A few hours later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

“I did not know I was pregnant. I only felt a stomach pain,” she was quoted as saying by the Ansa news agency.

I can’t wait to see who is listed as the father on the birth certificate!

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39 Responses to “Nun gives birth”

  1. Kea (12,465 comments) says:

    LOL :)

    I remember seeing some pretty cute Nuns overseas. Some of them were gorgeous ! They were floating around all over the place siting a cafes and looking sexy. Very different to the typical Nun you see here.

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  2. Manolo (13,590 comments) says:

    A divine act, a miracle! The result of the intervention of the Holy Ghost maybe?

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  3. nasska (11,281 comments) says:

    Well I never…..the second coming. :)

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  4. Kea (12,465 comments) says:

    Good to see some heterosexuals active in the clergy. And clearly her partner had reached puberty too !

    The times they are a changing :)

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  5. David Garrett (7,112 comments) says:

    Kea: That one deserves much more than a simple thumbs up!! Magnificent…

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  6. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Lecher Len must have been visiting.

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  7. lazza (381 comments) says:

    Nuns are s’posed … to be getting Nun

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  8. Ross Nixon (559 comments) says:

    No mention of a visitation from angels in her story? The only explanation is that she is married then – how else could a pregnancy occur?

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  9. peterwn (3,246 comments) says:

    Not too sure the Mother Superior will characterise it as an ‘immaculate conception’.

    It is not surprising that NZ nuns are looking older – there used to be enough monks and nuns coming through the system to staff convent schools and colleges. Then that source dried up – hence ‘integrated schools’ or the Catholic education system would have collapsed.

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  10. duggledog (1,528 comments) says:

    Peterwn –

    “there used to be enough monks and nuns coming through the system”

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  11. smttc (742 comments) says:

    So she didn’t question why her menstrual cycles had ceased?

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  12. MT_Tinman (3,137 comments) says:

    It’s not even christmas.

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  13. Viking2 (11,420 comments) says:

    nasska (8,652 comments) says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Well I never…..the second coming. :)
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    naaska, you can bet you woolly socks she came more than once.

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  14. Viking2 (11,420 comments) says:

    Lookout, ,the chosen one will be along to tell us all off.
    Where are ya Maria.
    :roll:

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  15. MH (713 comments) says:

    cloisterphobic ? Nuns take solemn vows,she’ll have the devil to pay if Sally Fields finds out.

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  16. jims_whare (403 comments) says:

    Hmmm father with a little ‘f’ or a big ‘F’…………..maybe the confessional got a little too personal?

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  17. Harriet (4,857 comments) says:

    That fucken cowboy Pete George will soon gallop into this at full charge on his rape culture hobby horse – so he can shoot every Christian male on sight.

    The resident metrosexual God haters in their arseless chaps will pony up with him. :cool:

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  18. Kea (12,465 comments) says:

    Harriet, you need to summons your fellow soldiers of Christ. I can not believe my blatant trolling at 12:19 has only attracted one measly down vote ! ;)

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  19. adze (2,106 comments) says:

    That must have been one hell of a confessional, that one time. :)

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  20. jcuk (668 comments) says:

    Being a nun perhaps she didn’t realise there are consequences of intercourse …. not restricted to nuns either.

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  21. MH (713 comments) says:

    Whoa…visions of Rawhide ?

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  22. Steve (North Shore) (4,547 comments) says:

    A clinical investigation will prove that she was a virgin

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  23. peterwn (3,246 comments) says:

    smttc – Many Catholic girls are/ were not taught these things either by mum or at school. So the poor girls were left wondering what was happening with no one to turn to for advice.

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  24. chiz (1,135 comments) says:

    Has the father been moved to another parish yet?

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  25. Viking2 (11,420 comments) says:

    Steve (North Shore) (4,138 comments) says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    A clinical investigation will prove that she was a virgin
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    Yep, call the nearet Mullah

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  26. Harriet (4,857 comments) says:

    “……smttc – Many Catholic girls are/ were not taught these things either by mum or at school. So the poor girls were left wondering what was happening with no one to turn to for advice…..”

    So they were all raped then ? Bullshit.

    They new exactly what they were doing!

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  27. adze (2,106 comments) says:

    The convent will excuse her on this occasion, as long as she doesn’t make a habit of it. :P

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  28. smttc (742 comments) says:

    peterwn, I might have agreed with you under different circumstances. But she is 31 and therefore has been having periods for a long time – long enough to work out what they mean for her reproductive cycle.

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  29. mara (772 comments) says:

    Nuns getting knocked up is nothing new.. They used to be” cared for ” in Hospices, in the back rooms. they just got on with life with permission of Mother Superior. The fathers, all Holy men, were never publically exposed. That was the culture at the time. I was very young then but part of it. We should not forget that culture changes and it is pointless to wind the clock back .

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  30. ExtremeRightisright (23 comments) says:

    I suppose she was impregnated by an incubus.

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  31. snowy (108 comments) says:

    That’s one lucky altar boy!

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  32. iMP (2,366 comments) says:

    Umm, wasn’t this an internet hoax? An Onion?

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  33. KevinH (1,221 comments) says:

    Surprise babies are not unusual. It has happened here in NZ:
    http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/your-stories/weekly-people/no-one-knew-i-was-pregnant/

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  34. eszett (2,401 comments) says:

    iMP (1,933 comments) says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 11:12 pm
    Umm, wasn’t this an internet hoax? An Onion?

    You mean it’s too good to be true, iMP?

    Glad you didn’t bring the no-true-scotsman line in saying she wasn’t truly a nun.

    ;-)

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  35. Scott Chris (6,068 comments) says:

    Not too sure the Mother Superior will characterise it as an ‘immaculate conception’.

    Yeah, more as ‘inaccurate contraception’.

    Proves the old Irish proverb – you can kiss a nun once or twice but you mustn’t get into the habit.

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  36. pcplod (26 comments) says:

    Kea (9,592 comments) says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Good to see some heterosexuals active in the clergy. And clearly her partner had reached puberty too !
    The times they are a changing :)

    Kea, as a Catholic I find your remarks bloody hilarious. :)

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  37. BlairM (2,321 comments) says:

    I’ve got the utmost respect for monks and nuns. It’s a special calling and not the easiest life to give up one’s passions and live aesthetically. I am amazed more don’t slip up.

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  38. ChardonnayGuy (1,199 comments) says:

    This sort of thing tended to happen all the time before the sixteenth century Counter-Reformation. For some amusing details about naughty nunnery, try:

    Craig Monson: Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art and Arson in the Convents of Italy: Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 2011.

    And then there’s this little gem of nun violent antics involving a crazed nun who runs amok in an Italian hospital (based on a true life case in Belgium…):

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  39. goldnkiwi (1,281 comments) says:

    Viking2 (10,345 comments) says:

    January 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    nasska (8,652 comments) says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Well I never…..the second coming. :)
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    naaska, you can bet you woolly socks she came more than once.
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    Really? Biologically unnecessary for conception and on the balance of probabilities not likely either lol.

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