It’s introduction time. The Sisters of the Precious Blood are describing themselves and their work to a gaggle of reporters in their Regina monastery.
We meet their mother superior, Sister Annabella, then Sister Rose Marie, the treasurer — who grins mischeviously and rubs her right thumb and two forefingers together in the traditional symbol of the bean-counter.
The room erupts into laughter — nobody laughing louder than the other sisters.
Leave behind your stereotypes about a contemplative order of nuns. These ones are funny, feisty, and thoughtful about the human condition.
The prayers that precede our interview, for example, seek God’s help for people in troubled lands, for the victims of human trafficking, for the poor and for their visitors.
They have email accounts and their order, headquartered in London, Ont, has a new website, www.pbsisters.on.ca.
No cellphones, though. “We have a vow of poverty,” quips one nun.
After supper...Read More