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

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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:

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921176715367473153

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:

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921178418238164992

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921183292870811648

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921183688834125825

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

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921186090282831872

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921187236221276160

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921385760598740992

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

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921472939505127425

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:

https://twitter.com/sisterb24/status/921185058878361600




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




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

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