Meet the Peruvian nuns that rock

  • 07/02/2017

A group of Peruvian nuns are finding their way into people's hearts one song at a time.

Sister Monica and Siervas are a Lima-based rock'n'roll band comprised entirely of nuns.

With several of the members of their convent already able to play musical instruments, this group of Godly ladies banned together to produce songs which spread the message of the gospel.

"We prepared a variety of songs to encourage people," Sister Monica Nobl said, adding that "our rhythms are well motivated," since they are a mix of pop, rock and Latin pop genres.

The nuns were invited to play for Pope Francis in Juarez, Mexico.

Their songs started to gain traction, so they made a music video, which has led to viral success. The nuns even played for Pope Francis in February 2016, and a crowd of 250,000 people in Juarez.

The biggest hit on the album is a song called "Confia en Dios," or "Trust in God." Since it was posted to YouTube in October, the music video for the song has been viewed over 365,000 times.

The 12 sisters are part of the community of the Servants of the Plan of God, which was founded in 1998, in Peru.

A member of the group told the BBC they get invitations from all over the world and they are yet to confirm their next tour.