Pure Elle


Sister Pure Elle
a.k.a. Ana DeCross
Founding Member

Email: sr.ana.decros@gmail.com

Facebook: Ana DeCross

Born the first time:

Born November 30th, many years ago

Born again:

Novice Sister born in December 2009

Your Family Tree:

Mothers Sister Eunice X and Sister KrisTall Mighty

What is your lay occupation?

DHS/TSA employee, working at Boston Logan airport, as an officer to ensure what happened on 09-11-2001 never happens in this country again.

Describe the path leading to your Calling to the Order.

Looking back not always fitting the norms growing up, I found a group within the gay community called bears. Being able to feel comfortable as myself (body and mind), finding a very accepting niche. Fast forward several years, with the bear community becoming segregated, wanting to bring back together that community. So I took on the role as Mr. New England Cub, and choose to run at the International Bear contest. Even though I was not sure, I ended up meeting a group of white face clown nuns. I saw how the community in San Francisco respected them. After doing a little research, I got the idea of what the Sisters were trying to do, and felt that this organized group would be great to help me out. All though there was no house in the New England area, then I found out, that 2 San Francisco Sisters had moved and were starting one. That was about 2 years ago, and I am now working to help not only my community, but everyone as a whole.

Explain your interpretation of The Ministry of Perpetual Indulgence.

A group of individuals coming together to accomplish goals with our community (not just gay, but all walks), to let people know they aren’t alone, and shouldn’t be afraid of who they really are.

Do you believe in miracles?

Undecided at this time…

And what other principles guide your practice as a nun?

Be able to listen to people’s problems. Or just be there for them, in their time of need. Support my sisters in their endeavor’s. Show all communities that there are still people out there that care about them, no matter how different they are.<

Final thoughts?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelou
“The Next Time You Find Yourself in an Argument, Rather than Defend Your Position, See if You Can See the Other Point of View First.”

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