Nun "Collapsed And Died" During Exhausting Court Battle With Katy Perry

Danny Woods
March 11, 2018

Sister Catherine lived in the convent in Los Feliz with another nun for four decades and, in 2015, she'd tried to sell the property to restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who meant to turn the convent into a hotel.

A nun entangled in a long legal battle with popstar Katy Perry died in court this week. Before her death, Sister Holzman told Fox11 LA that, "We asked [Hollister] to save us, to buy the property".

Sister Catherine Rose and Sister Rita Callanan said they were uncomfortable handing the convent and its eight surrounding acres over to the star, whose sometimes provocative hits include I Kissed A Girl and Ur So Gay. Hollister was in the process of renovating the convent, which she planned to turn into a hotel and restaurant project, when she was sued by the archdiocese. The two sisters, who are of the original five, have always claimed to be the rightful owners of the convent having lived their since 1973 until their leave in 2011.

Sister Holzman was 89 when she collapsed in the courtroom, later to be pronounced dead.

A judge voided Hollister's sale previous year, saying the archdiocese had the right to sell the property, not the nuns.

"We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones".

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"It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people". A jury saw it Katy's way. awarding her and the Archdioceses $10 mil back in December.

And they're also making a plea to Perry herself.

Katy Perry, who began her career as a Christian singer, is the daughter of pastor parents.

A jury ruled in Katy and the Archdiocese's favor previous year and Hollister was ordered to pay $15 million in damages. Shortly before her death, she reportedly said: "And to Katy Perry, please stop". has contacted reps of Katy Perry for a comment. However, the sisters preferred Hollister's offer as it was more at $15.5 million and they had a stronger bond with her.

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