Three nuns living in a convent in Halle in Flemish Brabant are defying an order from the Vatican to close the convent and move elsewhere. The nuns, aged 30, 60 and 90, are the sole remaining occupants of the convent, with no new adherents expected. “Because we’re not attracting fresh blood, Rome wants us to close. But we’re not silly girls. We’ll remain here and convert to beguines.” As well as the diminishing number of nuns present, the Vatican has also ruled that the age differences between the three nuns are too great.
The Brussels Times