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Two Catholic nuns brutally stabbed to death in rural Mississippi

Hm…. ‘robbery’? Maybe they need to look for additional signs.



‘So senseless’: Nuns found murdered in rural Mississippi

RT, Published time: 26 Aug, 2016 15:42

Two nuns brutally murdered in rural Mississippi

Sister Paula Merrill (left) and Sister Margaret Held were found stabbed to death in Durant, Mississippi © WWLP-22News / YouTube / ©

Two Catholic nuns who worked as nurses helping the poor in rural Mississippi were stabbed to death in their home. While authorities suspect robbery, the community is devastated by the loss.

Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, of the Kentucky-based Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, did not show up to work at the Lexington Medical Clinic in Durant, Mississippi on Thursday. Concerned co-workers alerted the police, who found the two women dead.

There were signs of a break-in at the home and the nuns’ car was stolen, Maureen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, told AP. The blue Toyota Corolla was found later in the day, undamaged, about a mile away from the house. It was towed to the state crime lab in Jackson, about 64 miles away, according to Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain.

Durant is a rural community with fewer than 2,500 residents, overwhelmingly African-American. The clinic where the two nuns worked as nurses has been a lifeline for the area’s poor.

“I think the community is going to be different after this. You need somebody with that passion to love the people and work in the underserved area,” Dr. Elias Abboud, who worked with the sisters for years, told AP. “For somebody to come and do this horrible act, we are all shocked.”

“They were two of the sweetest, most gentle women you can imagine,” said the Reverend Greg Plata, priest at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, where the nurses worshiped. “It’s so senseless.”

“They were earthly angels with hearts of pure gold,” said Rosalind McChriston-Williams, a nurse who worked with the nuns at UMMC Holmes County, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

Paula Merrill, SCN from Sisters of Charity of Nazareth on Vimeo.

Held and Merrill would treat patients for free, raise funds for medication and supplies, and get free samples and insulin from drug companies, people who worked with them told reporters. They would also give books and school supplies to the needy.

Dr. Abboud told AP that the clinic provided about a quarter of all medical care in Holmes County, which as a population of about 18,000. The clinic is expected to reopen next week, but its future is uncertain.

“I think their absence is going to be felt for a long, long time. Holmes County, it’s one of the poorest in the state,” clinic manager Lisa Dew told AP. “There’s a lot of people here who depended on them for their care and their medicines. It’s going to be rough.”

The police suspect robbery may have been the motive for the killings and are searching for clues that would help in their investigation.

“Pray in gratitude for the precious lives of Sisters Paula and Margaret… they served the poor so well,” Sisters of Charity of Nazareth president Susan Gatz said in a statement Thursday. “Because we are gospel women, please also pray for the perpetrators.”

38 thoughts on “Two Catholic nuns brutally stabbed to death in rural Mississippi

  1. nobadog, I beg to differ I would state you are a pretty narrow minded biggot – lumping all blacks into one basket of idiots. The same goes for your compatriot fellow Cartier………… It is true the majority of black Muslims or any muslim for that matter has an IQ70 and below. I have to add here those muslims in medicine with a higher IQ still rage Jihad in hospitals against patients with their ridiculous cult conceived of by a what would be called by a clinical psychologist a psychopathic schizophrenic narcissist with a dose of PTSD thrown in. Not only this but the majority of South Saharan moslem immigrants are now bringing in a new virulent strain of AIDS & syphilis and raping our women from age 7 to 78. I recommend you read some reports by WHO.


    • Yeah, I’m a god damn racist, I’m for the White race only, the other muds and goat fuckers can go to hell. Or die out. Your idiotic blithering has nothing to do with the fact that an American NIGGER killed these WHITE ladies. If you want to blather on about goat fuckers, find the appropriate article.


    • The Jews did it? Did they use that advanced Jewish Science that controls all the newspapers, that creates earthquakes and makes milk go sour?


      • Yes, the jews have their dirty hands in all major governments and media in the world. They run the show you are seeing.

        I can tell, by your obnoxious stupidity, that you did not bother to read the link that was given.. I have saved it to my computer.


      • Let me get this straight. You saved the link because anti-Semitic literature is new to you. And you believe it.

        Now you can engage in a new hobby: Jew Baiting.

        It looks like your life is really opening up.


    • You know what Michelle I totally agree with you. Why we even employ them in the Health Service is beyond me. Why don’t we pay our Docs a living wage so we don’t have to be seen by half educated in medicine Muslim Drs. who seem to lack the knowledge of how viruses are spread through dirty linen and hands!


      • Male, about fifty.

        The VA has a history of being less than fastidious with backgrounds. For many medical professionals, especially those with “problem personalities”, the Veterans’ Administration is the employer of last report.

        I’ve had trouble with the VA bureaucracy, and their recalcitrant practitioners since 1970. In Arizona and Southern Florida, I found VA medical care to be disgraceful and the people responsible absolutely shameless. No other medical institution, anywhere, would tolerate them.


    • Your sympathy, or lack of, is totally misplaced. How I wish I could force into your mind, where your attention SHOULD be placed, as those african americans, are not the ones who will decapitate you, for not converting to their religion, or stab you, or slice your throat, for saying something trivial about their “bible”. Haven’t you learned ANYTHING from reading this site?? Anything at all?? If not, please unsubscribe, and go somewhere else! Cause your definitely too ignorant to know what’s going on this world, and don’t have a clue of what will be happening very soon, to everyone in THIS country. INCLUDING YOU!


      • Let me tell you something, sweetheart, I live in the US and goat fuckers are NOT our problem here, niggers rampaging and raping and killing Whites are. Mississippi and the lower Southern states have more niggers then Whites. So sorry to disappoint you, I know a hell of a lot more about it then you do.

        So if your prissy ass doesn’t like my comments, YOU unsubscribe because your ignorance regarding our true enemy is pathetic, like your comment.

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      • Memphis, statistical contender for national per capita leadership in homicides, robberies and home invasions has just become less desirable.


      • You are both right in a way: ever since the 1960s the seething anger in US blacks has been fanned by leftist masochistic self hatred and the CAIR inspired propaganda which convinces blacks that ALL of their problems are due to whites. This conveniently ignores the truth that it was the whites who first freed them and that is that the Americas have many black descendants from the 10% of slaves who went there while the other 90% who went to the ME have NONE. In the Koran it says quite clearly that black is inferior to white yet these idiots lap up islam and its bull effluent. I am white and I have NO guilt whatsoever about colonization(everyone did it once),
        slavery(the primary enslavers were black) and the treatment of blacks. In fact my friends in Africa often joke(sadly) and ask: “can the Brits come back”. The real pity is that they MEAN it as when a black exploits a black, he is a smart man, but when it is a white it is racist and yet the latter were limited by law but the former obey no laws and siphon off almost all western money given to them for thgeir country. One African friend actually says that he doubts that fellow Africans could run a brothel so incompetent, nepotistic, cronyistic and tribalistic are they. The infamous story about the Nigerian railways embodies this perfectly( I bet that this will be impossible to find online as it is non PC)

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      • He must be living in a crime-ridden ghetto. Educated and prosperous blacks are well integrated, share in society, employ people and pose no problem to anyone.


      • Right again Admin, there are plenty of well integrated Christian or other faiths excluding Islam are glade of the chance to make it in the first world and what’s more they contribute. Which is more than we can say for Muslims hell bent on striking terror around the world as well as our health services.


      • Really. Im dumbfounded at the stupidity im reading here. Maybe a brick up side your head will make you understand that whites are being killed,raped and beaten at an alarming rate in these United States by blacks. Whites are not being operated on by blacks. Very few black doctors become surgeons and even fewer become successful physicians. Try Googling black on white crime. Whats the average IQ of blacks in the US? I dont want that treating my illnesses. I also dont want my head cut off either. You have heard of affirmative action that graduates and employs unqualified black in all fields. Its the law! LOL @ prosperous qualified blacks. There are quite a few pharmacists.


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