Sister Atta Van Haldol
(RIP, Nun of the Above)
Atta Van Haldol
Mother or Sponsor:
Sister Amanda Reckinwith, San Diego SPI
Big Sisters or Guards:
Sister Peghan Ritual, San Francisco SPI
When Did You Discover Your Calling?:
I discovered my calling as a Sister while I lived in San Diego. I had been searching for a way to serve my community, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS and equality advocacy. I had heard of the Sisters and even had friends that where members of the order. I spent sometime with them and decided that being a Sister was the opportunity I had been looking for.
II consider myself to be a Progressive Christian. I am an active member of the Episcopal Church and work to combine my life and ministry as a Sisters within my religious community as well.
My personal biggest goal in my ministry is the advocacy for and the achievement of equality for everyone. I am tired of being treated as less than equal because I am queer.
Quotes to Live By:
Treat everyone the way you would like for them to treat you.
Rules to Live By:
Seek joy in all you do. Don't let anyone say anything that will make you feel less of yourself.