The story of Warrior Nun unfolds when a 19 year, a reckless girl named Ava wakes up in a morgue with the idea of starting her new life again. In the story, she explores and finds out that she has become a part of the Ancient order, which constituted various tasks of fighting with the demons on the Earth.
The location is another significant difference as in the comics, and it was set up in New York while in the TV series, the place has been moved to a modern-day Spain. The season 1 of the Warrior Nun not only focuses on the origin of Ava as a Warrior Nun, but it further focuses on a fight to have control over the divine artifact which Jillian Salvos who is a tech billionaire planned to use that artifact in opening up a quantum portal that can, in turn, lead them straight to the hell.
Given its theological premise and the epic, biblical scope of its central conflict, the expectation for Warrior Nun is that the Netflix original series will lean heavily into millennia of its secret, holy war between the forces of Heaven and Hell. And while this ancient battle does serve as the overarching conflict to the series, the sophomore episode of the comic book adaptation features a decidedly modern twist on the premise; the biggest threat to the eponymous order of warrior sisters isn't necessarily religion but technology itself.
After her associates uncover an ancient breastplate deep within the Moroccan desert, Salvos incorporates the relic into a laser-sighted piece of advanced equipment back at her corporate headquarters in Spain. Given the corporation's nefarious image as Ava and her newfound friends infiltrate the presentation, it's a safe bet that Salvos may have made a literal deal with the devil to acquire her wealth and power, with the new technology a way for demons to carry out their sinister agenda directly on Earth to gain more leverage against agents of Heaven, including the order of warriors nuns.
And with Ava and her team of wayward youths detected by Salvos' private security, the girl has quickly found herself on this new villain's radar, even more intrigued by a similar ancient relic implanted in her spine that gave her a second lease on life, completely restored her mobility and granted her incredible powers and abilities wielded by order historical sisters in the order. And while the warrior nuns mourn the loss of one of their own, with an untested young woman resurrected as her successor, the forces of evil have gained their own devious edge with new technology that may allow them to summon demonic reinforcements directly from Hell and stage an invasion of Earth to tilt the balance of power in their fiery favor.
Based on the comic book series by Ben Dunn, Warrior Nun was developed for television by Simon Barry and stars Alba Baptista and Tristan Allow. Originally developed as a feature film adaptation, the idea was re-imagined as a television series for Netflix when the service had given the production a series order for a first season.
Filming takes place in multiple locations in Andalusia, Spain, such as Antique, where the headquarters of the fictional Order of the Cruciform Sword was filmed. The series is narrated and led by Portuguese actress Alba Baptista in the role of Ava Silva, a quadriplegic orphan who discovers she now has supernatural powers which force her to join an ancient order of warrior nuns.
The cast also features Toy Turner, Sheila Reuben, Lorena Andrea, Kristina Tonteri-Young, and Tristan Allow. The series debuted on July 2, 2021, on Netflix, to generally positive reviews.
Warrior Nun revolves around the story of a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease of life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.
On September 28, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Simon Barry was set to serve as showrunner for the series.
Barry is also credited as an executive producer alongside Stephen Eyes with Terri Hughes Burton serving as a co-executive producer for the series. Production companies involved with the series are Barry's Reality Distortion Field and Fresco Film Services.
On August 19, 2021, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. Sometime after the series order announcement, it was confirmed that Alba Baptista, Toy Turner, Tristan Allow, Sheila Reuben, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Lorena Andrea, and Emilio Soraya would star in the series.
She praised the performances, particularly Toy Turner as Shotgun Mary, and gives the show a grade B-. Nicole Drum of ComicBook.com gave the review 3 out of 5, and wrote: Warrior Nun is a truly wild journey that manages to ask some tough questions while equally embracing its silliness, its action, and the absolute absurdity of it all.
Critic Steve Murray notes that Warrior Nun has “both potential and problems in equal measure”; supposing that the series is trying to recreate the feel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but with less witty dialogue and creativity. Reviewer Danielle Broadway of BlackGirlNerds states that, although the program has good intentions, Warrior Nun “fails to live up to expectations”.
Broadway says the elements of a good series are there, but “if the plot, pacing, and character development (don't improve), there will be no resurrection for Season 2”. ^ “Antique, Plato principal DE 'La Mona Guerrero “.
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“Netflix's Warrior Nun' Fails to Meet Expectations”. Imagine if you will a wave, like a ripple in a pond, emanating from the Tehachapi mountains in a concentric circle.
The source of this wave is not an earthquake caused by tectonic movement but something even more powerful: prayer. As it flows outward and eventually envelops the world, it penetrates both the darkness and the light.
This mystical vibration, like a heart, “pumps the sap of grace” to our fallen planet and impacts the secular blind, the spiritually lethargic, the religious myopic and even the righteous. The cloistered Borderline Nuns of Tehachapi California, who shroud themselves in the Divine Source and strive to be part of Jesus’ Love and Work.
Their modusoperandi is stealth, but you must understand that they are indeed on the front lines battling the evils of the world as soldiers of God. If you don’t, your particular world view will probably find the following rather out-there, medieval, superstitious, unscientific, almost silly.
But if you do believe in this great petition of Christian prayer, “Thy will be done,” you desire to unite your will to His to fulfill His plan of salvation in the life of the world. But it is also beyond time and space, both supernatural and transcendental where eternity resides, and miracles are born.
The vibrant and growing community of the Borderline Baronesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph are running out of room. Just as, if not more important, their current twice-expanded chapel is still located in the property’s original early 1900s ranch house, not a dwelling place intended for the worship and majesty of God.
They need capital to grow, $12 million to be precise, for the construction of a chapel and additional wing to house the ever-expanding corps of Sisters. Being faithful to their cloistered vocation, they seek to raise funds in a manner consistent with their hidden way of life, e.g., through their FirstFruits newsletters, their website and donate buttons, etc.
Then you can decide whether to help and participate with the graces of the Spirit so that the work of these remarkable Nuns can flourish. The Beginning Founded with five Sisters in 1997, and the only community of cloistered baronesses within the Borderline Order in the United States, their monastery began in the mountains of Tehachapi as a 4,000 square foot ranch house, since renovated to serve as their chapel and makeshift convent.
At an altitude of 5,400 feet, leaking ceilings,15-degree weather and snow and cold were occasional reminders that their extraordinary mission would always be replete with trials. In time, they were eventually able to raise $3 million, that in itself a minor miracle, for phase one of their monastery expansion.
The current chapel is a converted dining and living room in the original ranch house, twice expanded. When I became aware of this crucial requirement, there were three relevant dimensions of their life I first wanted to explore.
Prayer I will never decipher the mystery of our faith, none of us will, at least in the context of our material life. The other great exemplar for me regarding prayer and a committed relationship with Jesus Christ are the Sisters.
I struggle in this fundamental area, but I’m in awe of the Borderline Sisters who follow the Rule of St. Augustine, striving always to be of one mind and heart lifted toward God. They joyfully live out their canonical vocation within the monastic rhythms of liturgical prayer and contemplation, of community life and work, of silence, study and penance.
And as baronesses, the Sacred Liturgy is the raisin d’Eyre of their life, mission and vocation. It is a weapon sufficient to overcome every assault of the devil; it is a defense to preserve us in every danger; it is a port where we may be safe in every tempest; and it is at the same time a treasure which provides us with every good.” Every day, the Sisters live this beautiful fusion of warrior, protector, nurturer and sacred servant.
Mother Teresa wrote this about the spiritual life: “The fruit of silence is prayer. People don’t understand the life and mission of cloistered Nuns, the eternal value of prayer and sacrifice, that each member of Christ’s Body has a role and function, and they, like St. Therese explained so well, are like the heart, pumping the sap of grace to all the members, just like the natural heart pumps the lifeblood throughout the body.
The soul in love with my Truth gives herself no rest but searches ceaselessly to help others. Living the true authentic cloistered Borderline canonical monastic life is a daily challenge.
The Sisters pray together as a community in choir throughout every day and night, seven to eight hours, including midnight Matins. Latin and Gregorian chant, the official language and music of the Church, take pride of place in their daily liturgy.
Their liturgy is not light, brief, or bland; it is full, rich, and they strive to make it beautiful for God. They only have about four hours each day for work, study, and the like, which is done with utmost diligence by all the Sisters.
They do not leave the enclosure, it is their home for life except for doctor appointments, necessary business, and the unexpected. They perpetually abstain from meat, following in the footsteps of their holy founder, St. Norbert, and the great monastic tradition he embraced from the beginnings of their Order in the 12th century.
They strive to be increasingly self-sufficient, with gardens, a small dairy working farm with livestock and of course chickens (milk, cheese and eggs for the Sisters), as well as their various means of self-support, including their little gift shop and private guest house, making priest vestments, and their annual Christmas wreath and gift box fundraiser. They are also planning a number of other exciting endeavors, and I was fortunate to see some of that preparatory work on their well-organized grounds.
I visited their monastery because I was compelled to observe and experience and decide for myself if these women were real. For the hefty part of the morning and afternoon we were pounding posts, connecting fencing and constructing gates.
Marvel and DC Comics like to think they’ve cornered the market on superheroes. For if you do what lies in your power, the Lord will make you so strong that you will astonish men.” I think I understand St. Teresa’s point.
Throughout my stay at the monastery, whether observing the Sisters in prayer or at work, I was a witness to their powerful spirit, stamina and astonishing strength of character. They are clearly women of God, in the likeness and in imitation of Mary, our Blessed Mother, whom they endeavor to emulate daily.
Or does the mission of prayer and sacrifice (and the logistics of independence) consume all of a Sister’s waking moments? Debt Hope, a dear friend of the Sisters, touched on this in an article she wrote for the Homiletic & Pastoral Review : “The body of knowledge these women contributed to the deposit of faith was made possible through their openness to God’s grace, and their steadfast practice of prayer.
Their dedication to contemplation was enhanced by the grace they found in their darkness of faith, uncertainty, and many trials. They received this mystical wisdom through being receptive to the gift of contemplative prayer, being faithful to their specific mission, and keeping their gaze on Jesus through desolation, aridity, and misunderstanding.
Their ministry and evangelical efforts were the fruit of love, and faithfulness to our Church, and intense union with God.” God calls us all to become saints, it is not optional: “Be ye therefore perfect, as also thy heavenly Father is perfect.” That will never change no matter the century.
Then I realized I was momentarily off the world’s treadmill and was free to explore these vicissitudes of thought. “For from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.” I want them to be inspired, liberated, to grow in fraternal life, to lift their meditations even higher.
A chapel to turboboost their mission of prayer seems like a very good thing. A cramped, converted ranch house is serving its purpose, but Jesus deserves so much more.
Just look at the Sistine Chapel Ceiling or the Parthenon or Chartres Cathedral or Picasso’s ‘Guernica’; just read The Divine Comedy or Hamlet or The Wasteland ; just watch Mother Teresa’s Sisters working in the slums of Calcutta or Rory McIlroy’s golf swing or the movements of a ballet dancer. All of these work a sort of alchemy in the soul, and they awaken a desire to participate, to imitate, and finally to share.
Free of their own frenetic thinking they can contemplate our world and discover even greater Truth. They know they are imperfect sinners, but they can get beyond themselves and enter into pure, encompassing prayer to nourish the Church and save souls.
Women, even and especially the younger ones, are drawn to this pure, authentic and true representation and living of the Catholic faith. The added benefit is the beautiful setting in the Tehachapi mountains of silence and solitude where they can live a grounded and purpose-filled life.
Of the ancient tradition are all devoted to prayer, and must participate in daily Mass and recite the Divine Office. But only Borderline baronesses have the solemn and reverential celebration of the Sacred Liturgy together in choir as the core, center and heart of their vocation, being officially designated by the Church and their Constitutions for this purpose.
This is out of left field but Jack Nicholson’s famous monologue in A Few Good Men made me think of the Sisters (gotta love Marine references). The abhorrent mortar that holds it together reeks of distraction, family disintegration, a toxic and throwaway culture, a celebrated abortive mindset, and a relativism that distorts Truth.