Meet Elizabeth Mott, one committed sister!
But not “sister” as in fine and full of attitude Missus Foxy Brown. I mean “sister” as in woman of habit, solitude and perpetual penance.
“I’m alive and kicking and so is the Community of the Epiphany,” she said. “It makes me really cross when people say it is defunct. How can that be true when I’m still here?”
“Alive and kicking”?! How many nonagenarians have that kind of spunk? Not to mention, tenacity. She is a gang of one and likes to keep it that way.
The order was founded in 1883. Sister Elizabeth joined it in 1952 at the nubile age of 36, when she helped manage the Sunday School program. In the late 90s, only a trio of nuns remained – one passed in 1999 and the other last year at the spry age of 96!
The Bible tells us if we love God and obey his commands, we shall have a long life. Man! Sister friend here must have a truckload of love for Jesus. Sister Elizabeth: You go girl!