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Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at prayer in the choir, Nazareth convent in Tegelen, the Netherlands. Each of the kneeling sisters has a rope around her neck, indicating that they are prisoners of God’s love. The nun kneeling in the middle of the choir is holding with her hands a candelabrum-pillory to which she is bound for an hour, after which time she will be replaced by another sister.