The 31-year-old was rushed to hospital with abdominal pains, which she thought were stomach cramps.
The young mother, who is originally from El Salvador, reportedly named her newborn Francis after the current Pope.
The mayor of Rieti, Simone Petrangeli has appealed to the public and media to respect the woman's privacy.
The news has drawn international attention to the small city of 47,700 inhabitants.
The nun called the ambulance on Wednesday morning. A few hours later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
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I find it very hard to believe anyone can not know they are pregnant..... From all the complaining I hear from women about all the problems they have when pregnant, maybe if you are a sickly person, used to throwing up every morning, used to back cramps and all kind of other pleasantries.... Still a stretch IMO.
Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
...lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.
Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday [January 16, 2014].
That someone "was a virgin" becoming pregnant however is extremely, extremely unlikely.