Regular long-time readers of Bondings 2.0 may remember our posts about Sister “Monica,” a U.S. nun who pioneered ministry to transgender people. We’ve covered her involvement in this groundbreaking work a few times (here and here, for example), and you can read about her ministry and why she chooses to remain anonymous, using only the pseudonym Sister “Monica” when she appears in the media.
In another part of the world, another Sister Mónica has emerged who is doing similar outreach work with the transgender community. This Sister Mónica (which is her real name) lives in the Neuquén province of Argentina and is a member of the Discaled Carmelite Order, a contemplative community. Her ministry has even attracted the attention and support of Pope Francis.