The Secret Life of Nuns

• The Secret Life of Nuns

Presentation about the life of the laity in the walls of the monastery, is incredibly outdated. Shake off the dust of centuries-old stereotypes dared Mexican photographer Marcela Taboada. For three years, she filmed the nuns of Catholic monasteries in Mexico, including in his home state of Puebla.

"The nuns can have fun, - says Marcela. - They laugh and dance, play games and listen to rock and roll. Among them are avid cheerleaders. So, one of the sisters - a big fan of football - every day praying for the players of his favorite team, and when they win, long applauded. "

To God all came in different ways. Some people do not want to get married, many others have sinned, and others heard the call and came to the monastery. These nuns have different professions and different to live at the convent, but now they live a spiritual life, not forgetting that they - ordinary people.

The Secret Life of Nuns

laundry, drying, ironing - all part of the usual chores in the monastery

The Secret Life of Nuns

76-year-old sister Clara believes that exercise is important for health at any age. In her youth she was engaged in swimming and horse riding, but now prefers the exercise bike and treadmill

The Secret Life of Nuns

who came to the monastery first are novices. In fact, to finally decide to become nuns, they are given a year

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Meditation after the service. Sister Elisa Sanchez for 27 years in a monastery

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Nuns is alien and fun. Here, Mother Superior and Sister Virginia during a meeting of nine monasteries of nuns of the Order of waving blades for dessert and it seems to be happy

The Secret Life of Nuns

Among the nuns - pretty much interested in sports, there is even the inveterate sports cheerleaders. The picture shows a sister Reina Maria (23 years) plays in volleyball

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Sister Teresa 83 years old, she is ill with lupus and had difficulty walking, but the mind retains a clear and bright

The Secret Life of Nuns

The nuns have the right to leave the monastery for a visit to the doctor, for example, but should always travel in pairs. This photo nuns procession goes in the Franciscan monastery in the neighborhood

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Before the Mass nuns tidy priest robe

The Secret Life of Nuns

They had different professions and they have different lived before coming to the monastery

The Secret Life of Nuns

To God all came in different ways. Some people do not want to get married, many others have sinned, and others heard the call and came to the monastery