Mumbai, India, Jun 7, 2017 / 11:05 am
A cloistered nun in India came out of her convent for an extraordinary reason: to attend a graduation ceremony for her doctorate in Aerospace Engineering.
"I had joined the religious order after my final oral exam last year, and this was the first time I came out after that. The rules of our order forbid us from going out of the convent, but I was given special permission to attend the convocation," Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face told Matters India last summer.
The 32-year-old nun lives in a cloistered convent Carmelite Monastery in Pune, India.
Born in Kuwait before the Gulf War, Sister Benedicta studied at St Xavier's College in Mumbai and then earned a Master's degree in space science from Pune University, located 90 miles from Mumbai.