In the new Lifetime “docu-series” The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns, which premieres Tuesday, November 25 at 10pm, five young women visit convents to see if they really want to become a nuns. As the head nun explains in the introduction, “If they’re running from something or if they’re not being true to themselves, it will not work.” At the end of the series, all five young women make their fateful decisions. You’ll have to watch all six episodes to find out.
Nuns are known to be modest, so what would make a nun step in front of a camera and reveal the inner workings of a convent? Sister Marie Terese told Elisabeth Hasselback on Fox News that “Pope Francis wants us to push through new frontiers to preach the gospel and these are the new frontiers–where young people are–watching reality TV.” While she admits that they [the nuns] were certainly pushed beyond their comfort zones, she proudly said she wants the world to know that “we are not extinct.” The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns is produced by Hot Snakes Media and executive produced by Shannon Evangelista and Eric Evangelista of the Breaking Amish franchise.