Have You Ever Seen Swimming Nuns?


Nuns at the beach? Seriously? Has the world gone mad?

Everyone deserves a vacation once in a while – even the ever-dedicated nuns from the Benedictine Monastery of our church. Yearly, they are given only one weekend off from all the work that they do. They can go out of the convent and go wherever they want to go. Kind of a tough life, huh?

Back in the summer of 2009, we decided to treat them to a weekend of fun at the beach; lots of sea water and sun! We brought them along on our trip to Anilao, Batangas (Philippines). Of course I couldn’t pass up such a rare opportunity to take pictures of nuns at the beach. So I carried my LC-A+ while walking along the shallow waters, snap snap, snap. I didn’t have a Krab case yet back then, so I did my best to be careful and not drop my precious camera. And I was sure that the nuns were praying hard that I not drop it. :)

It was a fun experience. It was my first time seeing people swimming while wearing habits. We even heard remarks from some of the other beach visitors that the nuns looked kind of like penguins under the hot sun. But the sisters didn’t mind, they were having so much fun especially during our boat tour. One thing I noticed was that they savored every minute of the trip and they didn’t let any opportunity go to waste, since, after all, they can only do this once a year.

I’ll surely bring my Krab case the next time we hit the beach with them again. :)

Some other shots that I took:

written by blackcoffeeandtantrum on 2011-06-26 #places #philippines #trip #sun #family #anilao #batangas #ships #location #nuns #sisters #beach #xpro #fuji-sensia-200 #lc-a


  1. socchia
    socchia ·

    what an amazing photo op!

  2. bulletofmine
    bulletofmine ·

    i was amazed by the photo, good job ! :)

  3. blackcoffeeandtantrum
    blackcoffeeandtantrum ·

    Thanks everyone! :)

  4. renenob
    renenob ·

    Nice one! a mystery solved! so that's how nuns are at the beach, haha!

  5. ali55
    ali55 ·

    Awesome photos and article!!!! :D

  6. stephanie_maks
    stephanie_maks ·

    What a great trip and wonderful opportunity - it must have been such fun! :)

  7. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    Great article and good photos!

  8. mandecster
    mandecster ·

    nice shot!!

  9. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    so. cool.

  10. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    Cool~ LCA+Krab!! Im going to take diving license soon~ Interesting to get a Krab,any good suggestion?

  11. robotmonkey1996
    robotmonkey1996 ·


  12. nleppa
    nleppa ·

    LOVE it!

  13. didimuir
    didimuir ·

    Amesome pictures! i LOVE the first one :)

  14. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    made my day! ...great article and superb pictures...!

  15. popitas
    popitas ·

    Great article!

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