“The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns” is a reality show on Lifetime, a cable network, that follows five young women who are considering taking religious vows to become Catholic nuns. The women travel to three convents, where they live and work together next to nuns during the discernment phase. The convents visited include the following: The Carmelites for the Aged and Infirm in Germantown, New York; the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in Chicago, Illinois; and the Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker in Walton, Kentucky.
Claire Halbur, one of the women on the show, is a parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet. She talked to Carlos Briceño, the editor of Christ is our Hope magazine, today about the show and her faith life and the discernment process. She found it a real blessing that the show is airing during the Year of Consecrated Life, which started on the First Sunday of Advent.
The audio interview can be heard here: