Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dominican nuns in Cusco, Peru - solemn profession video

The video above is of the celebration of the solemn professions of two cloistered Dominican nuns in Cusco, Peru. I was taken by the elaborate nature of the ceremony - something that we are not quite used to in our western culture. Also, the music accompanying the video caught my attention - the 'Flower Duet' - appropriate to the video.

Solemn profession in the Dominican tradition is the giving of oneself through the vows of povery, chastity and obedience to God in the following of Saint Dominic.

1 comment:

Moniales said...

They follow the Spanish traditions for profession so yes, they do this in the West (and I believe S. America is also considered the western hemisphere?) but the in the other countries we are very simple and I would call it stark simplicity.
Still, it is a really cool video....except the photographer forgot the most important part! The profession itself!