After 89 years on Earth, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman looked into a camera on March 11 and addressed what would turn out to be some of her last words to Katy Perry, the pop star. “Katy Perry, please stop,” the nun said on Fox 11 in Los Angeles. Please stop trying to buy the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’s convent, even though the nuns had gone to court to block the sale.
“It’s not doing anyone any good,” Holzman said, then walked into a courtroom, collapsed and died.
The sisters have owned the sprawling Roman-villa style con-vent for 40 years, the Associated Press reported. Only a small handful of nuns were still alive when they vacated the complex several years ago, as the diocese looked for someone to buy it.