New Reality Show Follows Young Women Thinking About Becoming Nuns

Reality meets spirituality in a new Lifetime show focused on living behind convent doors.
2:20 | 11/25/14

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. We're back now at 7:42 with a reality show breaking new ground. It's about a group of young women thinking about becoming nuns. Call it reality meets spirituality. And Dan Harris explains. Women don't enter with halos. They don't come in holy. God called them from where they are, and all come from different backgrounds. It will be very difficult. Reporter: Difficult meaning no boifs, no cell phones, no makeup. The new lifetime show, "The sisterhood: Becoming nuns" follows fife young women as they consider becoming brides of Christ. Religious life can be difficult. Especially if you're running away from something. I don't care I can do this. Reporter: They are in the discernment phase, living alongside nuns to figure out whether they're able to put their faith above everything else. We have expectations of dress. That it be modest. And that includes your makeup. We can't have any makeup? I never talk about my acne to anyone. It's something that's so personal. You don't understand. When you look at yourself and you're so scared that people aren't going to see you. Reporter: Lifetime call this is series ground breaking. I'm broken. Reporter: But the author of the recent book if nuns ruled the world could put nuns in the wrong light. They deserve more recognition, but turning them into the kardashians of the catholic church is 100% the wrong move. Reporter: Religion and reality TV have become a potent mix with Mary, Mary, GSN's American bible challenge and tlc's breaking amish. I think there is definitely a place for religion in television and in pop culture. It just needs to be done in a tasteful way. Reporter: Lifetime, hoping tonight's debut will score in the ratings, getting both the faithful and the doubtful to watch. For "Good morning America," Dan Harris, ABC news, New York. Just when you think you've seen it all. Yep. There's something else. The discernment phase. Yeah.

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