The 80-year-old cancer-stricken Los Angeles nun who is embroiled in a legal battle with singer Katy Perry has been rendered penniless and wondering from where her next meal will come.
Sister Rita Callanan is one of the last nuns still living at the Convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which Perry purchased in 2015 for approximately $14 million, inciting a fierce legal battle.
Callanan hoped to live the rest of her life at the convent.
Page Six reported: Then the “Firework” singer tried to buy the property from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, headed by Jose Gomez. He claims to own the convent and sold it to Perry in 2015, according to the report.
Callanan and her late fellow nun, Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, believed they had the right to sell it. Holzman collapsed and died last Friday in the courtroom where the case was being heard.
Perry said she wants the 22,000-square-foot Mediterranean-inspired property so that she can “sip green tea and find herself.’’