Sister Christiana Puregaëspella Metroform (Metro)
Cover Photo Credit: Nate Gowdy
Sister Metro arrived in Seattle in 2004 on the back of a Kosher apple truck. Armed with only a penetrating skeptic glare and a nose for charlatans and snake-oil salesmen, this fresh, rosy-cheeked nun soon found her way on Capitol Hill, arriving at the Abbey of St. Joan in mid-2009. At first charming and congenial, then wise and…ummm…penetrating, she soon became part of the Abbey, ministering to the LGBT and Latino communities with tchotchkes and humor.
With a knack for showing up at Sister events unannounced, but always when needed, she balances her need to spread joy and campy Spanish in the community with the Abbey’s need for merchandising. She can be found under the Sister tent selling Abbey t-shirts and tank tops ($22 suggested donation) and the entire Play Fair collection of safer sex materials (free for the asking).
A denizen of exotic locales that serve strong drinks, hot men, and good conversation, she’ll switch from biting humor and ribaldry to patient kindness, indulging her flock’s need for a kind word or simply an attentive and non-judgmental ear. Partial to Otters and Crows, but kind to all our Mother’s creatures, she’ll be sure to share a good story with a mischievous glint in her eye and spread Sister magic wherever she may go.