The nun Cristina Scuccia surprised to the whole of Italy, including the legendary Raffaella Carràwith their performances on the stage of The voice. That was in 2014 and won the contest. Now, eight years later, he has once again surprised the entire country by advertise in an interview in the program verissimo that he hung up his habits and moved to Spainwhere she works as a waitress.
Scuccia revealed what her new life was on Sunday night. Since then, her name has made headlines again. From her first performance blindly, it is remembered how Carrà was speechless when listening to her interpret nooneby Alicia Keys, as she remembers Guardian. She went to turn and discover that she was a nun. At that time, she was residing in the convent of the Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Family in Milan. Their victory occurred in the summer of 2014 with the theme what a feelingfrom the movie Flashdance.
after that came to release an album which included Like a Virgin, from Madonna. Her success on stage and the chosen themes earned her admiration and applause, but also criticism of the most conservative religious sectors. They did not see with good eyes that a nun dedicated herself to the world of music and that, in addition, she interpreted a song like Madonna’s.
This Sunday, Scuccia, originally from Sicily and 34 years old, appeared before the cameras again with a different aspect from how the public remembered her and told that she had hung up her habits. She now lives in Spain and, although she does not renounce her music or her faith, works as a waitress. It was not an easy decision to make and she has had the help of a psychologist to take the step. According to her testimony, it was during the pandemic that she matured the decision.
“Mine has been a brave choice. I chose to follow my heart without thinking about what they would say about me. I have taken a leap into the void and I was worried about ending up under a bridge, I always repeated it to my psychologist. Today I live in Spain and work as a waitress (…) God has never been in the discussion, Sister Cristina is within me, what I am today I owe to her. It has been complicated, difficult, today I smile, even stronger than before, I believe even more in life, in God, faith has not gone away, ”he explained on the program about his decision.
He also told that the success and what came after his participation in The voice it was something unpredictable and who knows that the sisters strove to protect her, but that, in turn, generated other types of problems. “The excess protection became limitations regarding my idea of religious life, but I was also afraid of losing myself (…) It is as if this exposure to success had put me in charge of an enormous responsibility, as a witness of God in front of everyone”, he confessed in the aforementioned program, how did you collect Il Fatto Quotidiano.
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