Nun leaps from convent to escape fire - New York News

Nun leaps from convent to escape fire

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A nun who has dedicated her life towards helping others is being treated at a hospital after escaping from a fire at a convent. Now police are trying to figure out if someone wanted to harm her and the other nuns.

Sister Regina is in the intensive care unit at Staten Island University hospital after jumping from a 2nd floor window Saturday morning. She broke 3 vertebrae in her back. The fire department says flames were spreading through the convent of St Joseph Hill Academy and she had no other choice to save her life..

Police secured the school campus after the fire, as detectives investigate it as a possible bias or hate crime. Another nun suffered minor injuries along with 4 firefighters. At Sunday Mass, prayers were offered for her speedy recovery.

Sources told Fox 5 that the fire is suspicious because it started in two different locations. Fire department officials are investigating, as police look into whether there's any connection to vandalism at the convent last summer.

If you are interested in making donations to help with the rebuilding of the fire damaged convent, the address is:

Daughters of Divine Charity

850 Hylan Blvd

Staten Island, NY 10305


  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices