Anna Nobili, 38, spent 20 years performing in strip clubs across Europe.
Deciding she wanted more out of life, Miss Nobili has joined the the order of the Sister Workers of the Holy House of Nazareth.
Next week she will be in Rome to perform a ballet called Holy Dance, dedicated to episodes from the Bible, for senior cardinals and bishops.
Sister Anna, originally from Milan, says she was 'inspired' during a visit to the shrine of St Francis in Assisi.
"I was throwing away my life dancing for men. I was being used as a drug by people who wanted to see me dance."
The coming of the Lord.