Monday, February 29, 2016

Department of Corrections

Here at Unpleasant Accents, we're no strangers to shredding idiotic media coverage of the Church, nor to the works of Evelyn Waugh, whose Brideshead Revisited is the source of our humble blog's name.

Sometimes, however, the jokes write themselves.

Um, yeah, about that:
Correction: The original version of this story included Evelyn Waugh, who was a man.
"I will not stand for being called a woman in my own house…"
Cheer up, Evelyn. Maybe Glamour can name you Woman of the Year!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Consecrated Conversations: Sister Colleen Clair

In a return to our interview series, we focus on a topic that many people, especially those outside of the Church, don't know much about: the consecrated religious life. Sister Colleen Clair was kind enough to answer our probing-but-educational questions. Today marks the seventh day of the Novena to Saint John Bosco, founder of Sister's order. His feast is Sunday, January 31.

Sister Colleen Clair, SDB (pictured, at right)
Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I’m a Salesian Sister – our official title is “Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.” When I first entered, some friends took bets on how long it would take before I would be “kicked out of the convent.” The longest bet was six weeks! It’s been almost 26 years between formation and profession, and I love religious life. I always say, being a Salesian was the smartest and bravest thing I ever did!