List of Former Roman Catholic Nuns

This is a list of notable former Roman Catholic nuns and Religious Sisters.

  • Gertrude Abbott - Founder of St. Margaret's Hospital
  • Karen Armstrong – Wrote Through the Narrow Gate on her experience as a nun
  • Monica Baldwin – Wrote I Leap Over The Wall: A Return to the World after twenty-eight Years in a Convent
  • Katharina Luther – Left the convent to join with the Reformation and ultimately married Martin Luther
  • Marianna O'Gallagher – Former nun and teacher, she became an Irish Canadian activist, historian and public speaker
  • Jean O'Leary – Co-founder of National Coming Out Day, she wrote Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence

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