Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Sister Sorenda 'da Booty
What is your full Sister name?
Sister Sorenda 'da Booty - The Pirate Nun
Date you joined the order?
Declared Aspirancy: May 16, 2010;
Elevated to Postulant: July 18, 2010;
Elevated to Novice: November 21, 2010;
Elevated to Fully Professed: May 15, 2011
Date of birth?
December 12, 1974
When did you discover your calling?
I had been working with Sister Scarlett Billows and Sister DeManda Refund on the Sonoma County Pride Committee and there was a Pride-A-Rama event at the Sonoma Nesting Company on April 24, 2010. I was fascinated (as most are) by Sister Sparkle Plenty’s fabulous makeup and talked to her and Sister Saviour Applause for a few minutes about being sisters and the makeup. (That part scared me the most.) I also decided that after the event I was going to hang with the sisters. So I tagged along with Nv Sister Maya Magination, Sister Coppah Feel and Sister Dawna Matrix. Many people came up to them throughout the evening asking about what it takes to become a sister. I mostly just listened to their interactions with the public and knew that this was something I wanted to do. I declared my Aspirancy the very next chance I could.
Big Sisters/Mother in the order?
Even though you only need to have two Big Sisters…I required four… They are Sister Coppah Feel, Sister Dawna Matrix, Sister Sara Femme, and Sister Saviour Applause. After sleepless nights a plenty…. My Mother is Sister Saviour Applause.
Why did you join?
I have been searching for an extended family all of my adult life, and when I joined the order, I knew I had found a group of fantastic people that are my family!
Religious beliefs (if any)?
I consider myself to be a spiritual being.
Goals and aspirations?
To minister and be of service to my community as best I can. To bring Universal Joy to everyone I encounter. And to be an activist in this divisive world we are living in, and fight for the people that can't fight for themselves.
“Hakuna Matata” – The Lion King
“Never give up, Never Surrender!” – Galaxy Quest
“Have fun storming the castle!” – The Princess Bride
“Yo, ho, yo, ho - it's a pirate's life for me, drink up me hearties, yo, ho...” – The Pirates of the Caribbean
"Time flies when your having rum."
"Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires!" - Smokey the Bear