The Nuns of Intramuros
Intramuros was once known as a city of churches and convents. Aside from the friars, Intramuros also had several communities of nuns. A “nun” is a religious woman living in a convent. They live under promises or “vows” of poverty, and chastity.
When a woman becomes a nun, she is expected to leave her parents and her family. She then stays in the convent with other nuns for life. Life in a convent is hard with strict schedules for prayer and chores such as cleaning, cooking, and gardening. They do all of these because of their devotion to their faith.