A nun from Lousiana has made a safe return after she was kidnapped from her bed in Africa this April.
Marianite Sister Suellen Tennyson was serving a mission at a convent in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, Africa, when at least 10 armed men allegedly carried out an attack and took her captive, as per reports.
Meanwhile, Marianite leader Sister Ann Lacour said that Sister Suellen was found early Monday and is now “safe.” However, she said that while she is “on American soil,” she is not in America yet.
While adding that the victim had no idea where she was when they talked on the phone, Sister Ann said that, “We have had a word with Sister Suellen. She eventually will get back to the United States.”
“She’s totally worn out,” Sister Ann added. “I told her how much people love her, and she doesn’t have anything to worry about. I told her, ‘You are alive and safe. That’s all that matters.’ ”
At the same time, Sister Ann said that she couldn’t share information on Sister Suellen’s recovery to make sure she gets home safely.
In an alert which was issued on April 6 about Sister Suellen’s alleged kidnapping, Sister Ann added, “There were about ten men who came during the night while sisters were sleeping. They destroyed almost everything in the house, shot holes in the new truck and tried to burn it. The house itself is OK. But its contents are ruined.”
A couple of younger nuns said to the Sister Ann that Sister Suellen was captured from her bed with “no glasses, shoes, phone, medicine etc.”
According to reports, Sister Ann said that, “The Marianites immediately reached out to the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso and the United States Department and was told that finding Sister Suellen was “a high priority case for them.”