Sister Cristina is back and she is taking on Madonna

Remember Sr. Cristina, the italian nun who one Italy’s version of The Voice?  Well she is out with a new music video, and well she is putting a new spin on Madonna’s classic Like a Virgin.

 


 

This is a stark contrast to the way Madonna originally performed the song.  Sr. Cristina sings it with a certain reverence that I never imagined could be applied to this song.  There is something striking about seeing a young nun, in habit, singing the line like a virgin, you can feel it is her way of expressing her gratitude to God. 

I’m certainly no stranger to finding God in love songs.  I still remember sitting in traffic listening to Billy JoeI sing Just the way you are and feeling closer to God than I had in a while.  That was one of the first moments when I felt surprised by God.  These unexpected moments that are filled with gratitude.

 



ECCO IL SINGOLO DI SUOR CRISTINA: LIKE A VIRGIN | Flickr User Hot Gossip Italia | Flickr Creative Commons

ECCO IL SINGOLO DI SUOR CRISTINA: LIKE A VIRGIN | Flickr User Hot Gossip Italia | Flickr Creative Commons

Sr. Cristina is releasing a full CD soon, I’m looking forward to her take on old favorites that express her love and gratitude to God.  At the middle school dances that I never went to, the chaperones would say “Leave room for the Holy Spirit” if youngsters were dancing too close.  I think that is what happened here when listening to Sr. Cristina, she takes a song so familiar and surprises us with a new way of appreciating it.  If we’re open to it, the Holy Spirit can lead us to familiar and unfamiliar ways of knowing God.

 

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