Sister Gaia Love
What is your full Sister name and why did you choose it?
Sister Gaia Love. It's a nod to my favorite childhood cartoon (Captain Planet) that heavily influenced my youth and to James Lovelock, the proposer of the Gaia Theory; the sacred balance so to speak. I won't bore you with the details you can Google it if you want.
Friar UnTucked and Andorra Noel
Other names considered:
On my short list was Reba Ellen, Diane Isis, Mary Poppers, and Andorra Noel.
San Diego, CA
When did you discover your calling?
San Diego Pride 2008, It was the first time I saw and met The Sisters. The San Diego chapter was just a mission house in the Order at the time. I didn't know what or who they were but I never truly understood what others meant by they had a calling until that day and the irresistible pull to join this vocation.
Why did you join?
See above. The universe clearly wouldn't have it any other way.
Who was your Mother in the Order?
My mother is Sister Bianca Tempt of San Diego SPI, The Asylum of the Tortured Heart.
The closest I have to children are Sister Yeshe Did who is my faerie god-daughter and Novice Sister Golda Lox who is my Little Sister. In an attempt to maintain my figure I shall have NO children.
"Nature is my religion. The Earth is my temple." I am most philosophically aligned with Taoism and its unity with nature.
Yes the earth is my temple but Balboa Park in San Diego will alway be special ground to me. It's where I first saw and met the Sisters, where I completed my Novice Project, and where I received my black veil. I took my fully professed vows in the same spot I first meet The Sisters several years prior. I am forever gracious to Sister Kali, San Diego's Mistress of Novices at the time, for allowing me to arrange a special veiling before San Diego AIDS Walk, at 7am no less. LOL!
"Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations." - Basis of Vulcan Philosophy
"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." - D.H. Lawerence
"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth." - Henry David Thoreau
"The fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth to no one." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau