Novice Sister Angela Merci
Born the first time:
March 3, I revel in the dreamy nature of a Pisces.
June 13, 2014 when I marched in the Boston Pride parade with the Sisters in support of my brother Frieda B Fabulous. I met the Sister and immediately feel in love with their mission and ministry.
My Journey (a timeline):
Aspirancy declared: June 19, 2014
Elevation to Postulant: September 18, 2014
Elevation to Novice: January 15, 2014
Your Family Tree:
Describe your path leading to your calling to the order
The Sisters have been something I have known about for the last 4 years. With both my brother and his sister wife as part of the house, I had heard about the Sisters but had not interacted with them. In 2014, when the Boston Sisters were selected to be the Grand Marshalls of the Boston Pride parade, I was asked to march alongside my brother/Sister to show support to the group and our family.
When I actually met the Sisters in person and saw the impact and respect they had in the community, my interest was peaked. I was at a time in my life where I needed an outlet, somewhere to focus on being unselfish and helping others. I realized under all that glitter and spanx, the Sisters were what I needed.
I have always supported my friends and family in the LGTBQ community and being able to work with the Sisters to raise awareness about safe sex alongside raising money for charities in need is what truly drew me to my calling. I have not looked back since!
Being a biological straight female in this group has also lead me to focus on recruitment in the community. Come one and come all to the Sisters! We definitely need more women in our group and if you happen to be interested, please do not hesitate to e-mail me!
Explain your interpretation of the Ministry of Perpetual Indulgence
Allow yourselves and others to live their lives however they choose to bring forth happiness without harming themselves or others.
Just be, love, and take care of yourself.
Three tenets by which you hope to serve your community
Listen more than speak, when appropriate.
Educate the community about safe sex, our ministry and our charities.
Drive myself and others outside of their comfort zones in a fun and playful manner.
Five ideals by which you hope to serve your community
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” ~ Wayne Gretzky
“Rule number one, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two, it is all small stuff.” ~ Robert Eliot
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt