This is the first picture of the 33-year-old nun and new mother Sister Roxana Rodriguez who gave birth to a baby boy last week without knowing she was even pregnant. Read the story here if you missed it.
Her picture was published in the Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera, who have carried out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the birth of her baby Francis. Findings reveal that the father of her baby is an old flame of hers from when she was younger and the man is not even aware he now has a
Sister Roxana claims she feels no guilt for her act but she knows she has incured the anger of her superiors, and fellow nuns at her convent. So, she has written an apology letter to her convent’s Mother Superior general Elvira Petaraca – the woman who in September she solemnly promised to follow her vows of ‘chastity, poverty and obedience’, the three main pillars of the Little Disciples of Jesus Order.
One nun who answered the telephone at the convent, when she was asked if the nuns would visit Sister Roxana at the hospital, said:
‘No we must certainly not be going to visit her. What she has done is not right at all. She has betrayed her vows. She will not be coming back here.’