Irish priests and nuns beam with joy as they take on the Jerusalema dance challenge

Nuns dancing to Jerusalema

A group of Irish priests and nuns are the latest to take part in the Jerusalema dance craze – and they have given the Garda a real run for their money.

The Dublin and Cork based nuns – known as the Red Nuns – teamed up with their counterparts in Brazil to create a joint video.

The priests also got involved, and they and the nuns showed that there were plenty of good movers among the clergy.

Nuns dancing to Jerusalema

Much like the videos that have come before, the nuns’ rendition featured several different groups of dancers in different locations edited together to make a great video.

The routine took place on the monastery and grounds of St Alphonsus in Drumcondra.

Dances took place by the bottom of the stairs in the building, in front of a striking stained-glass window, outside the chapel, in corridors, in the park and at the beach by the sea.

Both the priests and nuns looked to be having the time of their lives and beaming smiles were a constant feature across the video.

The Jerusalema dance has become a hit around the world – and especially in Ireland where nursing home staff and patients, coast guards and hotel workers have all taken on the challenge laid down by the Garda.

The Garda themselves, released their performance after being issued a challenge by the Swiss police who started the whole craze back in January.

This latest video from the priests and nuns could be the most uplifting one yet.

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Redemptorist Communications with the message: “From Brazil to Dublin to Cork the Redemptoristines and Redemptorists take on the Jesursalema Challenge. Well done to all. Happy Monday. Enjoy! Praying for our world in these challenging times.”

Take a look at the video below.


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