Joanna is about to graduate from University with her whole life set up for her but she has decided to face up to a truth she has been avoiding her whole life. Since she was small, she has had the desire to become a Nun. She is set on joining a closed order of Benedictines. Her best friend cannot believe it, her boyfriend is devastated and her mother feels it's just a phase. The only encouragement she gets is from the family's religious housekeeper, Consuela. When she finally gets to the convent, the liberalism of a politically active Novice Sister, Ignatious and a bunch of women with border-line mental illness, including a psychotic Mother Superior, an alcoholic football fan in charge of the vineyard, an over-pious floor mopper, Sister Hilda to name a few at first makes her wonder if she's following the right path after all but as she gets to know the Sisters and the enormous community bond they all share and the spiritual love that connects them she starts to see glimpses of her own ...
You enter for one reason, you stay for another.
Did You Know?
'Jan Dunn' and Elaine Wickham
were introduced to Brenda Blethyn
by Bob Hoskins
when he brought her to the set of Ruby Blue. Jan pitched Sister Ignatious to Brenda - who said she'd been interviewed the day before and when asked if there is anything she'd like to do yet that she hadn't, she had said "play a nun in a closed order, so I don't have to learn any lines." See more