They are called the brides of Christ,of course the term is used in a symbolic spiritual way and not a physical sense.These women renounce at having kids,having a family and living a normal life to dedicate all their life to God.Once they become nuns ,they no longer belong to the world,they isolate themselves in special places where they live together in prayer.Their food is modest,their clothes are simple,their sleep hours are little,but their time spent in prayer is big.
Some people judge them calling them cowards because they leave the world of troubles and temptations for living alone,where you have no temptation so life is easier (as they think).But do they really have no problem and temptation? The temptations of nuns are even bigger than ours.They do not fight with human temptations but with a superior power which is the devil.
A nun spends her night in prayer with little hours of sleep,her food is most of it vegetable ,she never does sex,she keeps her virginity until death.All these restrictions and the spiritual duty of having always God in her heart and mind can become very frustrating because the regret of a nun for her sin is much bigger than our regrets.She has an obbligation in front of God and an oath,she cannot choose to take a pause if she is unwiling to have her soul and mind for God,at a moment.
The devil can make them think it's better to return back to their normal life,to be happy with kids,to enjoy life ,to feel the love of a husband.....but they keep fighting with their human thoughts to achieve a holy and pure life in the name of God and after this life,a place in heaven.
A nun must always have to be good with everyone and to help every human being.Her way of life has to be simple,when they make the oath they also swear they will live in poverty.Some nuns prefer to sleep directly on wood,they search to sacrifice themselves,they do not like to have an easy life,because you can achieve Salvation just through hard temptations.
Not all the nuns are faithful since they are little.Some of them have even been prostitutes before to become nuns but they have repent of their sins and have return to the right path of faith.
Some choose to have an even harder life and they isolate in the mountains,alone just them with God.They are not afraid of wild animals because they feel a holy person and they do not harm them.
God is waiting us until our death.He can forgive anyone who really feels sorry for his sins and starts a new life in Him.Killing a sinner as some religions practice means to kill the chances of his salvation.That person does not have the chance anymore to repent and correct his life.
God does not want the death of the sinner,He wants to save him ,that's why He is called the Most Merciful.
"She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth."-Christina Rossetti
"Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. "-John Milton
What does the Bible say about nuns?
"For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”
12لأَنَّهُ يُوجَدُ خِصْيَانٌ وُلِدُوا هكَذَا مِنْ بُطُونِ أُمَّهَاتِهِمْ، وَيُوجَدُ خِصْيَانٌ خَصَاهُمُ النَّاسُ، وَيُوجَدُ خِصْيَانٌ خَصَوْا أَنْفُسَهُمْ لأَجْلِ مَلَكُوتِ السَّمَاوَاتِ. مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ أَنْ يَقْبَلَ فَلْيَقْبَلْ».1 Corinthians 7:8-9
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
8وَلكِنْ أَقُولُ لِغَيْرِ الْمُتَزَوِّجِينَ وَلِلأَرَامِلِ، إِنَّهُ حَسَنٌ لَهُمْ إِذَا لَبِثُوا كَمَا أَنَا. 9وَلكِنْ إِنْ لَمْ يَضْبُطُوا أَنْفُسَهُمْ، فَلْيَتَزَوَّجُوا. لأَنَّ التَّزَوُّجَ أَصْلَحُ مِنَ التَّحَرُّقِ.