Sister Phyliss Stein the Fragrant
What is your full Sister name?
Sr. Phyllis Stein the Fragrant
Date you joined the Order?
I joined April of 1994 as a postulant, but officially became a postulant in May
What is your occupation?
Director of Development
Liverpool, New York
When did you discover your calling?
It was during my time as postulant, that I gained a true understanding of how I can best express my commitment to my community and service: as a Sister.
Sponsor in the Order?
Sr. Phatima la Dyke Van Dick
Why did you join?
I joined out of the need to be involved in community activism and was attracted to the joy and humor that was expressed by the Order. It allowed me to combine my spirituality, social consciousness and a love for pumps into a worthy activity.
Religious beliefs (if any)?
Major projects with the Order.
Archivist (since 1995)
Liaison to SMMILE
California AIDS Rides 2, 3, and 4
American Cancer Society Wig Drive
Past President of the Order
Goals and aspirations?
I hope to see us working together as a unified whole, accepting what gifts each person brings to the table, unconditionally.
Rules by which I believe.
"Be the bomb that you throw."
"Don't try to keep up with the Jones'- drag them down to your level. It's less difficult." (Quentin Crisp, 1997)
"Wet, with two olives, up, please!"