The Young Nuns
Tonight the program is airing in the UK and hopefully we’ll get to see it online here.
From The Anchoress:
Speaking of encouraging our children to serve the church, the BBC is looking at the slow but steadily-increasing numbers of young women investigating the consecrated life:
Catherine describes herself as “a girly girl” who loves to be pampered. She has also wanted to be a nun since she was four years old.
Like many of her contemporaries, the 25-year-old has spent the last few years travelling, partying and studying for a degree in languages at King’s College in London.
She also worked as a model, but for her it was an unfulfilling experience and left her thinking again about devoting her life to God.
“I went to castings, they always wanted me to do catwalk shows,” she says. “I remember after my first professional paid show, going home and feeling really empty. Feeling like ‘is that it’? ‘That’s not great as I thought it would be’.
“I love people and I love having a good time, but that’s not all there is.”