The Catholic News Agency reports that Ursuline Sister Maria Pavla Hudacekova figure skated in full habit, even completing a 12-spin pirouette, at a rink in Slovakia, and a teen captured the moment with a cell phone, producing a video that has gone viral.
Sister Maria was a junior champion skater as a girl and was visiting the ice rink in the capital city of Bratislava with her fellow sisters. Sister Maria told a Christian news website: “I did not like ice skating races, but I liked to perform. My joy was in the audience.”
During her 10 years in religious life, Sister Maria has used skating to evangelize. “I used to hold religious meetings with ice hockey players. I spoke to them about Jesus and supported them,” she said.
When she is not skating, Sister Maria coaches young figure skaters and teaches math and IT at a primary school in Bratislava.