|"Salve Regina" is basically|
the "Notice me, senpai!"
portion of the rosary, directed at
the Virgin Mary.
This will likely be something that I do once, if not twice a year to feel rejuvenated - it's so quiet there that you could hear a pin drop. Again, if anyone is expecting a 'Sister Act' kind of convent scenario with penguin ladies and old world church charm, they will be disappointed, but it's still pretty legit. There are some rules to follow but they're quite easy, and Anglicanism has been pretty progressive lately, in many churches, so one friend and I felt at ease to dress alternatively, as we do, and the Sisters just smiled at us.
BTW, I ultimately decided against it, but I had a phase where I was tempted to go on 'Christian Mingle' as Sister Penance for the lulz and see what came of it. I came to expect a bunch of tattooed, just-outta-prison type Catholic bros posing in front of black Corvettes, hitting on the latex nun, only to turn on me and call me a slut or something if I were to reject or ignore their advances. Or perhaps some sad, lonely Protestant dudes with shitty values and shittier grammar would desperately try to contact me, not knowing when to stop. I think that site is uber conservative anyway... all the liberal Christians are probably on OkCupid. Blegh, to hell with online dating. This would have just been something to do for fun, but I am kind of beyond that time in my life where a joke profile is my idea of a riveting thing to engage in on the web. It's a rather juvenile idea, now that I think of it.