Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia’s success in The Voice certainly breaks stereotypes, including,
nun = spinster (to borrow from Pope Francis’ message to some 800 women religious representing International Union of Superiors General (UISG in May 2013)
ROME — Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia’s landslide victory on The Voice of Italy last night wasn’t as big a surprise as much as what she did with her winner’s platform.
She thanked everyone on the talent show for their help and support, but left her highest praise for God.
“My final and most important thanks go to the one who is up there,” she said to applause.
She said her presence on The Voice wasn’t to walk away a winner or a music star, but to show people a different kind of victory:
“My dream is to recite the Our Father together, maybe we can all hold each other’s hands and pray. I want Jesus to come right here inside!”
It left most people perplexed and unsure, but Sister Cristina was in charge, telling the band to strike up a soft melody to set the mood.
Half-joking, the MC said…
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