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In epic viral video, nuns swim in their robes at the water park

Anyone who thinks that religious life is dreary and rigid clearly does not know the Catholic Church well enough!

Men and women who take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience actually lead a sacrificial life of service, prayer, apostolate and renunciation for the Kingdom of God.

But it is a decision that is motivated by love for Christ, the Church and humanity, so it is anything but depressing!

The Franciscan Sisters of the Providence of God in Brazil recently demonstrated this in a cheerful Instagram video of the sisters' trip to a water park.

“In the midst of busy days, God spoils us with incredible moments of brotherhood,” the post says.

In the photo, the nuns are wearing veils and “bathing suits” while swimming in the park. Wherever they go, they radiate smiles and joy!

Here is the video below:

At the time of writing, the video has been viewed over 370,000 times, received nearly 27,000 likes and nearly 300 comments.

Here's what some users said about the video:

“Pov [Point of View]: You become a nun because you are a sad person… nuns are sad hahaha,” said one user.

“Joy is in the hearts of those who already know Jesus,” said another user.

“My question is: how could this veil not fall 😂,” commented another.

“How beautiful it is to be Catholic,” added another user.

About the Franciscans of the Providence of God

The Association and Confraternity of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Providence of God was founded in 1985 by Brother Francisco Belotti who, “with the desire to follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, realized through the action of the Holy Spirit that today's leprosy is a chemical addiction,” the organization explains.

The website states: “Association and Fraternity, a nonprofit philanthropic institution… is dedicated to welcoming, caring for and supporting those who need it most, operating on three fronts: providing health services, social work and spiritual education.”

The Franciscans of God's Providence share several videos on social media about the congregation's routine to inspire vocation.

Below are some of their videos:

Let us pray for vocations!