Julie Pilat hosts a series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.
Sister Pat is a GANGSTA nun. I’ve said that for years because she’s lived a couragous and fascinating life from being in Mozambique during their civil war, she was Mother Superior and worked in Rome, then landed in South Central in the 90s as A Place Called Home was beginning. She is the reason I started The Idea Fountain. I’ve known her about 15 years, via Debrah Constance at A Place Called Home, but never was able to dig in on her full story because she’s so humble. For every question I would ask her over breakfast she would ask me 4 more about my life. I wanted to do a formal interview with her but thought if I did it, for a blog, it would be a lot of work and get lost.
There’s a lot happening in the news again with The Church. It’s heartbreaking to hear any stories of abuse. I’ll give you a little context - I’ve never felt home at church. I went to Catholic High School but am not Catholic. I believe in higher powers. I love manifesting things for myself and others. I know energy is real. Still, I’ve never fully formed my opinion about how God and prayer fits in my life until I talked to Sister Pat. I had a huge breakthrough around how I already connect with God, or the Universe, every single day while taping this episode.
This isn’t an episode about religion. There’s no part of the episode that preaches. It’s an episode about one of the most powerful people I know and the everyday philosophies that created the magic around who she is. I always find talking to her healing. Listening to it feels like a bit of a meditation. This episode was taped at her house. With that - I’m excited for you to meet Sister Pat.