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Singing nuns: from the monastery to a record deal

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This group of sisters rarely steps foot outside their monastery, but their quickly gaining world wide recognition, through song.

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Prioress, Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus (US)
“The day truly revolves around the divine office, we chant seven times a day and once in the night, the grand chant. The ancient chant of the Church.”

It is their love of God though music that caught the attention of record producers.
 
In addition to prayer, these Benedictine sisters are often found working on vestments for priests, or tending to their garden.

But for three days, their monastery became a recording studio.

MOTHER CECILIA
Prioress, Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus (US)
“we are always singing so it was just natural that we make a CD so that we could give something of our lives to people out in the world.”

The final product is a full feature album, featuring 16 hymns, and available now to the public.

Proceeds will help them continue their service to God. But even more importantly, it will help them build a more permanent home, and continue their worship trough song. 


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