Lifetime's recently greenlit docuseries, titled "The Sisterhood," will give viewers an inside look at five women's lives as they decide whether to join a convent, according to Lesley Gold at The Hollywood reporter.
The series' filmmakers have permission to take cameras where none have gone before, per Gold — inside a Catholic convent.
"While the five consider joining the convent during the discernment phase, each of the women has agreed to allow cameras to document her experience in the accelerated program that tests their devotion over the six hourlong episodes," wrote Gold.
"By taking vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, each of the women featured on 'The Sisterhood' leaves behind everything they've come to love — boyfriends, fashion, jewelry — to see if they want to become servants to the Church and Brides of Christ," Gold said.
However, the women may not have to surrender all they love after they take their vows. In fact, some media-loving nuns are gamers or Twitter gurus, says Emma Green at The Atlantic.
Sister Helena Burns, a Daughter of St. Paul with nearly 15,000 Twitter followers, periodically uses social media throughout the day to spread the gospel, according to Green.
"I try to really keep up with the comments on my blog, and also Twitter and Facebook," Burns told The Atlantic. "I’m also on Instagram and Vine a little bit. How I do it is during the day, while I’m doing my other work, I’ll keep zipping over to social media."
And Sister Cristina Scuccia, Italy's "singing nun," also proves some nuns continue to pursue hobbies after they take their vows.Comment on this story
Sister Cristina, who has appeared on the Italian version of "The Voice," captivated audiences with her renditions of Alicia Keys' "No One" and Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," according to Jim Yardley at The New York Times.
"My dream was to be a singer," Sister Cristina told ANSA, according to the New York Times. "The Lord has made use of my wish to call me to him, and is taking me to realize my dream in a way that I could have never imagined."
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