In case you haven’t heard, nuns are doing some pretty amazing stuff these days. This summer, the Vatican accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious of being radical feminists, an assertion Sister Simone Campbell addressed on The Colbert Report by saying, “We’re certainly oriented towards the needs of women and responding to their needs. If that’s radical, I guess we are.” Campbell went on to say that many American nuns have ‘kicked the habit’ as it were by dressing “in the simple dress of the day in order to touch people more directly.”
The Daughters of St. Paul in Boston, MA still wear what you might think of as traditional clothing for a nun – dark, matching suits with veils – but their order is perhaps more modern than any other thanks to the fact that their mission is to use technology and social media to spread the message of the Gospel to as many people as possible. The sisters have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a website. But most notably – they have a choir. A choir that sings songs like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at their holiday concerts and wears Santa hats with sequined red scarves over their “simple dress.”
Here’s an adorable interview with some of the sisters in the choir and footage of them rehearsing before their big concert that took place yesterday. And, below, a super cute number from one of their Christmas concerts in 2009. Makes me feel like I need some nuns in my life!