A Nun’s Secret Ministry Brings Hope to the Transgender Community

Using her pseudonym “Monica,” Nathan Schneider profiles one nun’s pioneering efforts to minister to the trans community. “Monica has welcomed trans people into her home for retreats, and helped them to pray, and taken them out to dinner dressed, for the first time in public, according to the gender they know themselves to be. She often stays in touch with them for years on end,” Schneider writes for Al Jazeera America. “…Her presence has allowed Catholics long estranged from the church to start going to mass again, to regain their faith. For others, it has made faith seem possible for the first time.” 

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