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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
2/18/2016 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

'The Servants' performed before a crowd of 200,000 people in Mexico for Pope Francis.

On his last day in Mexico, Pope Francis witnessed a live performance by a rock n' roll band of nuns.

The Servants performed their song, 'Trust in God,' for the papal visit in Mexico (CEN/Siervas).

The Servants performed their song, "Trust in God," for the papal visit in Mexico (CEN/Siervas).

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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
2/18/2016 (3 years ago)

Published in Music

Keywords: The Servants, rock, band, Pope Francis, Mexico, music


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Peruvian band called Siervas or "The Servants," performed their hit "Trust in God," for the Pope and a crowd of over 200,000 spectators.

Their music video was uploaded last year and has since gone viral with over 355,000 views.

Its members consist of nuns from Peru, China, Japan, Ecuador, Chile and several other countries. 

They perform in full habits and play instruments such as guitars, a drum set and electric piano.
One of the group's leaders, Sister Monica, told CNN: "We posted our video online only a few months ago and couldn't believe how popular it became. A Mexican priest watched it and messaged us saying, 'Come to Mexico,' so we did."

Nuns rock out for Pope Francis.

Nuns rock out for Pope Francis (CEN/Siervas).

The Servants traveled to Juárez and performed for Pope Francis and his audience.

Sister Cindy, the band's bass player, said: "I went to the Brazil [sic] during the Pope's trip there and got to see him in the popemobile, but never dreamed I would actually get to play for him. Words cannot begin to express how overwhelmed I am."

The Servants also procured gigs in Mexico City, Chihuahua and San Juan del Rio and announced they would be performing charity work in soup kitchens and schools between performances.

"The Lord is always present in our lives, even in the tough times," Sister Andrea said. "I think our video brings a very universal message that people connect to."

"Our faith speaks volumes," Sister Cindy added. "That is what we are hoping to transmit to Pope Francis and to young people around the world."

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