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Spanish Model Gives Up Career to Be a Nun

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Jun 19
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Spanish model and actress Olalla Oliveros has given up her career in the entertainment industry to answer a call to join the ministry. Oliveros reportedly visited the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal before deciding to join a convent, an experience she called an “earthquake” in her life. . 


The actress was featured in several TV shows and commercials, and had recently been cast in a film. However, Oliveros says she kept having a vision of herself as a nun, and felt that God was speaking to her. 


“He asked if I will follow Him, and I could not refuse,” Oliveros said. She joined the Order of Saint Michael in Spain. 


Christian Today reports that Oliveros is not the first model to answer a call to the ministry. Columbian Amada Rosa Perez joined the Roman Catholic Marian community in 2005. She now reports feeling peace.


“I grew tired of a world of lies, appearances, falsity, hypocrisy and deception, a society full of anti-values that exalts violence, adultery, drugs, alcohol fighting, and a world that exalts riches, pleasure, sexual immorality and fraud,” Perez said in a 2010 interview. 



Publication date: June 19, 2014