Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Tuesday 28 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Wenceslaus

Want the scoop on what it’s like to be a nun? See “SisterB” on Twitter!

St. Brittany Harrison/Facebook

Elizabeth Scalia - published on 10/20/17

Some inspired fun over is going on over at Twitter, where “habited hipster” Sr. Brittany Harrison, FMA (Salesian Sisters, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) is giving up some nun-trivia for the entertainment, edification. and education of the Catholic masses — small m.

Sister Brittany made her Twitter followers an offer they could not refuse:

There is a very good chance that Sister did not quite anticipate the sizeable response she has received, but she’s clearly game for the challenge, and she’s having a great time supplying information with the help of some wry gif visuals:

Ah, yes, Aleteia just talked to some nuns about that counter-cultural aspect!

It’s all in good fun, but some might find some surprising information in there, like this:

If you have some time to kill, go check out the thread, and make sure to follow Sister Brittany (and the numerous other sisters and nuns who populate Twitter and fill it with cartoons, humor, and thoughtful good things)!

We’re always hearing people ask “where are the new vocations coming from?” The truth is, if you know a young woman who you think would be a great nun, sharing this thread (or this post) might be a very good way to introduce the idea to someone. I’ve heard more than one vocation story that began with, “I never thought about a religious vocation until someone said they thought I’d make a good nun!”

And as Sister Brittany says:

Read more:
10 Things You Should Never Say to a Nun

Read more:
Sisters, nuns, aspirants, postulants, novices: What does it all mean?

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
The Sinai Peninsula and the Dead Sea Rift
J-P Mauro
Experts now believe Sodom was destroyed by a meteor
J-P Mauro
Chicago architect models Vatican City from 67,000 LEGO bricks
Fr. Michael Rennier
The purpose of life according to J.R.R. Tolkien
Giovanna Binci
He’s autistic, she has Down syndrome, and they’re wonderfully hap...
crisis man
Marzena Devoud
Advice from 3 monks for overcoming acedia
Bret Thoman, OFS
Exclusive photos: Meet Padre Pio and the place he lived
Christ and the woman taken in adultery
Daniel Esparza
What Jesus wrote
See More