It is with humble excitement that we offer the first issue of ONE VEIL to you.
After months of talking about it amongst ourselves, we finally made the decision to move forward with this project. When sharing the news on the World DISH that we would begin creating the first issue, we were so surprised with the overwhelming support from Sisters and Guards around the world. What was found to be also so surprising was the attraction that some non-Sister community members had and the enthusiasm they shared with us on being able to finally see the finished product of the first issue.
To be completely honest, there were a few Sisters who, although they loved the idea, warned us that we should not take it personally if we found that there wasn’t much interest in this venture, because it had been tried before. We kindly took those comments as future constructive criticisms and decided to give it a shot anyway.
Since taking our first vows as a Missionary Order in Orlando in January of 2010, we have had the great pleasure of meeting many Nuns and Guards from various orders around the country as well as a few Nuns from other countries. Having this great opportunity to be present with each other allowed the sharing of best practices from one house to another. Not to mention, the ability to interact with Nuns and Guards from every walk of life on social networks such as Facebook, is a learning experience each time we log on. Hopefully those learning experiences will continue for many many years to come.
As is evident by the cover, One Veil will be featuring a different house each month, and on occasion will also feature a mission house. We thought it only appropriate to feature San Francisco in the premier issue of One Veil. In addition, we have been able to capture a few pearls of wisdom from some of the founding members.
History shows that the beginnings of Community Service as white-faced Nuns began with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in the late 1970s, but reality proves that there are now other Orders as well as Faerie organizations that perform those same Community Service outreaches and devote themselves to the same cause.
It is all of these organizations that we will be featuring each month as we hope to Learn from each other, Love each other and Support each other.
Sister T’Keela Mockingburd
Sister Isadora Knocking