Bad habit: Nun dubbed 'Sister Internet' kicked out of religious order... for spending too much time on Facebook
Last updated at 2:13 AM on 19th February 2011
However for Spanish nun Maria Jesus Galan, her online activity on the social networking site ended up costing her job - and her home.
Sister Maria was apparently asked to leave the religious order where she has resided in seclusion for 35 years because she spent too much time on the website, it has been reported.
And living up to her nickname of 'Sister Internet' - a moniker given to her by her fellow nuns - the 54-year-old broke the news on her Facebook page, where she announced she had been asked to leave the convent following disagreements over the online activity.
Now, an online campaign attracting thousands of supporters is under way, with fan pages springing up demanding she be allowed back into the convent.
Sister Maria had almost 600 'friends' on Facebook at the time of her eviction and listed her hobbies as 'reading, music, art and making friends', according to The Telegraph.
The 14th century Santo Domingo el Real convent in Toledo, central Spain, first got a computer 10 years ago to lessen the need for nuns to enter the outside world.
Sister Maria, who entered the order as a novice when she was 21 years old, told The Telegraph: 'It enabled us do things such as banking online and saved us having to make trips into the city.'
However, she began digitising the convent's archives and made them accessible to the world - a move that saw her win an award and gain hundreds of friends via Facebook.
Now living at her mother's house, Sister Maria wants to use her new-found freedom to see the world. She posted: 'I would like to visit London and New York.
'Such things were impossible to even dream when at the convent.'