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Bad Habits, Holy Orders

The wild materialistic lifestyle of the millennial generation collides with the devoted, simple existence of The Daughters of Divine Charity!

Five party girls abandon booze, boys and smartphones and move into a Catholic convent for four weeks of life-changing spiritual guidance in this authentic, insightful and warmly humorous reality series. How will these two vastly different groups cope when the wild materialistic lifestyle of the millennial generation collides with the devoted, simple existence of The Daughters of Divine Charity?

A British convent has agreed to open its doors for the very first time, hosting five millennial women as they embark on a spiritual journey far removed from social media, selfies and one night stands. 

With their phones confiscated and make-up banned, the girls are plunged into a back-to-basics environment dedicated to reflection, prayer and good deeds in the community. As they struggle to meet the demands of life as a nun and confront the reality of their own habits, we’ll witness dramatic emotional breakdowns, serious wake-up calls and frank conversations, as well as get a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes at a convent. 

Can the nuns’ vows of poverty, chastity and obedience provide relevant signposts for young people trying to survive in a social media-obsessed world? Everyone has a desire to find their way and, as these open, insightful and often witty nuns set about showing the girls an alternative approach to their lives, both groups will find unexpected connections and build deep bonds despite their differences.

When the month comes to an end, the sisters set the girls their final and toughest mission yet – to go home for a week and put to work the lessons they have learned. The transformations may be remarkable, both inside and out, but will they last in the ‘outside world’? And what can the rest of their generation – and the rest of us – learn from their experience?

Watch on TVNZ 1, from Tuesday 23rd October, 8.35pm.

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