Sister Rita Callanan called the Convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary her home — and she thought she would stay there until her last days, the Daily Mail reported.
“It’s caused us so much duress,” Sister Callanan told the Daily Mail.
The archdiocese told the Daily Mail its main concern “is and has always been the care and well-being of all the IHM Sisters.” Several other sisters who lived in the convent have already moved to another site.
Sister Callanan told the Daily Mail she will accept outcome of the court case, either way.
Still, Sister Callanan believes it is a “test case.” That means if the nuns lose the case, any archdiocese could claim ownership of convents in its area, she said.