Catholic sisters rack up more than 40,000 followers with their religious takes on viral challenges 


Sisters doing it for themselves! Catholic nuns rack up 6MILLION TikTok views with wholesome videos joking about giving into temptation and dancing to Run DMC’s It’s Tricky

  • The Daughters of Saint Paul, who have convents in cities across the world, have racked up more than 45,000 followers on TikTok after posting challenges 
  • In one clip, the group dance to Run DMC’s It’s Tricky in the This or That challenge
  • Another shows them dressing up as ghosts to do photoshoot around convent 

A group of Catholic Nuns have taken social media by storm with their wholesome takes on viral TikTok challenges.

The Daughters of Saint Paul, an account run by sisters in Boston, Massachusetts, has racked up more than 45,000 followers on the video-sharing site and their videos have a combined 6million views.

In one clip the nuns take on the This or That challenge, set to Run DMC’s It’s Tricky, which sees them reveal their preferences on subjects including ‘morning vs evening prayer’ and ‘Lent vs Advent’.   

The Daughters of Saint Paul, who have convents in cities across the world, have racked up more than 45,000 followers on the video sharing site which has surged in popularity during lockdown.

A group of Catholic Nuns have taken social media by storm by posting religious takes on viral TikTok challenges. The Daughters of Saint Paul, who have convents in cities across the world, have racked up more than 45,000 followers on the video sharing site which has surged in popularity during lockdown.

In one video, the nuns take on the This or That challenge, where they lined up and walk left or right to show a preference between two options, while Run DMC's 1986 hit It's Tricky plays. In a final scene, the nuns wave as the caption 'we are praying for you' comes over the screen

In one video, the nuns take on the This or That challenge, where they lined up and walk left or right to show a preference between two options, while Run DMC’s 1986 hit It’s Tricky plays. In a final scene, the nuns wave as the caption ‘we are praying for you’ comes over the screen

The challenge has been attempted by millions – including the likes of Kylie and Kendall Jenner, who joked about dating ‘basketball players vs rappers’.

Another clips shows Sister Bethany team up with a fellow nun to joke about giving into temptation to the tune of ‘Is This Available’ by TikTok artist Lubalin. 

A third captures the nuns partaking in a ‘ghost photoshoot’ as they pose around the convent in sheet-ghost costumes and sunglasses.

Sister Bethany Davis, who calls herself a ‘Media Nun’, explained the platform is a novel way to help them spread their message. 

Speaking on the It’s Tricky video, Sister Bethany told ChurchPOP: ‘I saw the trend pop up on TikTok and thought, “We could make that super [for] Daughters of St. Paul!”  

Another clips shows Sister Bethany, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, team up with a fellow nun to joke about temptation to the tune of Is This Available by TikTok artist Lubalin.

Another clips shows Sister Bethany, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, team up with a fellow nun to joke about temptation to the tune of Is This Available by TikTok artist Lubalin.

Another clips shows Sister Bethany, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, team up with a fellow nun to joke about temptation to the tune of Is This Available by TikTok artist Lubalin.

‘Our mission in the Church is to bring Jesus to the world by using the most modern and efficacious forms of media,’ she added. 

‘We are still trying things and figuring out how best to utilize this platform. There is so much potential on TikTok, so we want to be there.’

The nuns have gathered thousands of followers, with many taking to the comments to show their appreciation.

‘How I ended up on nuns making memes TikTok I’ll never know. But I’m here for it,’ wrote one, while a second commented: ‘Not Catholic but I think meme nun TikTok is where I belong.’ 

The nuns joked Jesus is the 'attorney general' in another viral TikTok challenge called 'It's Avaiable'g

The nuns talk about how they go to each other for spiritual guidance

The nuns joked Jesus is the ‘attorney general’ in another viral TikTok challenge called ‘It’s Avaiable’ 

A third video shows the nuns partake in a 'ghost photoshoot' as they pose around the convent in sheet-ghost costumes and sunglasses

A third video shows the nuns partake in a ‘ghost photoshoot’ as they pose around the convent in sheet-ghost costumes and sunglasses

A third added: ‘NunTok is so pure, while a fourth commented: ‘This is so cute, love you sisters.’

Others said how ‘wholesome,’ ‘amazing’ and cute’ the group were.

‘She’s not a regular nun, she’s a cool nun,’ commented one,’ while another added: ‘The reason why we’re all here asking how we got here is because our algorithm knows we all need Jesus.

‘This was so wholesomely adorable. Perfect,’ another wrote.   

The daughters of Saint Paul are a Roman Catholic international religious congregation founded in 1915 in Italy but now have centres around the world.

The pair don sheets and an hold rosemary beads as they where sunglasses over their habits in the viral video

The pair don sheets and an hold rosemary beads as they where sunglasses over their habits in the viral video

The pair don sheets and an hold rosemary beads as they where sunglasses over their habits in the viral video

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