The new Lifetime series The Sisterhood follows five young women who are considering a life-changing decision – taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. Exploring three convents and seeing nuns during the discernment phase (the process wherein they decide if they want to formally continue on their holy path), we see these girls leave behind everything they’ve known. Their boyfriends, family members and all their worldly possessions are apart of their past.
It’s a world that most of us don’t know much about, and it’s the first time that cameras have been granted access to these three convents: The Carmelites for the Aged and Infirm (Germantown New York), The Daughters of St. Mary of Providence (Chicago, Illino) and The Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker (Walton, Kentucky).
The Sisterhood Cast
Christie, 27, from Glendale, California, likes to rock out with her country music band while still following all the traditional tenets of the church.
Claire, 26, a parish music minister from Joliet, Illinois, was homeschooled throughout her childhood in a devout Catholic home.
Eseni, 23, a former beauty queen and aspiring model from the Bronx, rebelled against the church as a teen but has returned to Catholicism in search of her true calling.
Francesca, 21, is a recent graduate and die-hard believer from New Jersey who struggles with church positions on hot-button issues.
Stacey, 26, is a lifelong Catholic who lives in New York and has traveled throughout the country, performing in musical theater.
The Sisterhood Preview
If you’re thinking this seems like a series from the Breaking Amish production company – you’d be right! Six episodes have been ordered for The Sisterhood from Hot Snakes Media and executive produced by Shannon Evangelista and Eric Evangelista (Breaking Amish: LA, Breaking Amish), along with Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan.
See them test their devotion when The Sisterhood premieres tonight on Lifetime at 10PM ET/PT.
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