This is the moment 17 nuns take part in a choreographed dance routine to send a message of “hope and joy” to people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The routine was filmed at the University Residence of Saint Rose of Lima in the city of Valladolid located in the north-western Spanish region of Castile and Leon.
The video shows the moment 17 smiling nuns wearing white robes stand in position as a new version of the anthem ‘Resistire’ (‘I Will Resist’) plays.
The song was originally recorded by the Spanish group ‘Duo Dinamico’, but a new version was created by several popular artists including David Bisbal and Manuel Carrasco in hopes of raising money for charity.
The nuns finish the routine by getting down on one knee and directing their arms at a crucifix hanging at the back of the room.
Sister Corazon told Newsflash: “We felt that the song is very upbeat and makes sense. Initially, we wanted to show our Head Regional Sister, who is based in Madrid, that we are all fine because she is worried about us.
“The video came out on 18th April, which was her birthday. We didn’t know it went public until people started sending us messages.”
Corazon said they “did the dance to give hope and joy” during the virus pandemic.
The nuns been busy making PPE after a group from Castile and Leon contacted them and “asked us to help them to make face masks for cops and elderly residences”.
University Residence of Saint Rose of Lima houses 27 sisters who are from “the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Spain, Japan, Chile and Portugal”.
They follow the order of Saint Dominic called ‘The Order of Preachers’ or the ‘Dominican Order’.
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