Bad Times in Ba'more
Sister Peter Ann Doran
Motivation: Nobody need fear the darkness.
Sister Peter Ann Doran OSB is a spry 92-year-old Benedictine nun, and the caretaker of the safe house at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She’s about four foot five, eighty pounds dripping wet, and is never seen without her black habit. Don’t let that fool you; I’m told Sister Ann once stopped a demon cold in its tracks with nothing but her battered old Rosary beads and the fierce glare only a nun can deliver. Those of you who went to Catholic school will understand.
Sister Ann has done many things in her career, but her education is in psychology. She spent many years at Johns Hopkins, working as a chaplain and counselor, ministering to terminally ill patients and their families. Her most important assignment, however, was in prison ministry; it was in ministering to the imprisoned that she met Imam al-Islam and Reverend Smith. Their shared experience working in the Baltimore jails and Maryland prison system convinced the three of them that the supernatural world not only existed but posed a significant danger to mortal humans. And they knew they could do something about it, with God’s help. Rabbi Greenstone, also performing prison ministry, joined their group just after Sister Ann’s retirement.
When age forced Sister Ann to retire from prison ministry, she was assigned to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In retirement on paper only, she now works as hostess for the safe house, providing what comfort and safety she can for anyone seeking sanctuary from things that go bump in the night.