Ever wonder, in your wildest dreams, what it would be like if Katy Perry were running a convent? Even if you haven’t, this “wonderment” is close to fruition as a Katy Perry convent will soon be a reality. Die-hard fans of the pop queen may know all about the recent Katy Perry-Nuns battle, but for those who are completely clueless, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Before we jump into details, there’s good news for Katy Perry and her millions of fans. According to recent orders and judicial rulings, Katy Perry may actually get to buy the Los Angeles convent and renovate this holy house of faith and worship. The said property is a Catholic convent located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. And, despite many hindrances, Katy Perry is is getting much closer into purchasing the estate. So, now that we know it’s turning out great for the pop queen, we can go ahead and read on as to how and why it all started.
Everything to Know About Katy Perry Buying the L.A. Convent
The Back Story
First, let’s get to know more about this convent and who runs it. The controversial estate is known as the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary convent of Los Feliz, Los Angeles. The convent is an eight-acre property and has been there for more than 40 years. It’s under the faithful governance of Jose Gomez, the Los Angeles Archbishop, and the remaining members of the Sisters of the Most Holy and the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary. As of today, the five sisters are the presiding nuns at this holy establishment and have been there for decades.
Katy Perry vs. Nuns
In May 2015, problems regarding the sale of this convent began surfacing. The issues involved these nuns—who claim that they own the convent—getting into deal with Dana Hollister and selling the estate for over $15.0 million. Hollister, who’s an established restaurateur, made a formal agreement with the nuns who were selling the convent.
Shockingly, it was later found out that the Archbishop had the legal rights to negotiate and sell the convent, not the nuns. Adding to this shocker, pop superstar Katy Perry became interested in buying the convent from the Archbishop and offered $14.5 million for it. Upon realizing the nuns’ agreement with Dana Hollister, the Archbishop filled legal action against the sisters.
Ruling In Katy’s Favor
The lawsuit was filed to protect the convent from actions of Hollister, who had made an unauthorized agreement with the nuns. Soon, Katy Perry got involved in the case, and the judge ruled an order favoring Perry’s chances of buying the convent. The nuns wanted Hollister to convert the convent into a restaurant, but Perry has decided to keep the convent running and may likely turn it into an orphanage. On top of these Supreme Court orders, Katy Perry also has the willingness of the Archbishop to sell the convent exclusively to her.