A nun in Silver Springs is making waves
as an author, but don’t judge her book by it’s cover just yet.
By day, Sister Christine Kresho studies scripture with lady friends at
leisure world, talking about God and how to be holy.
By night, she writes novels about wicked priests, sex, and murder
“They might not read an essay, something serious, they might not read a
theology book. But if they read a novel, my hope is it would be in the
grocery store and they would see it and pick it up!”
She says she purposely pushes the envelope to get people to talk about
issues facing the Catholic church.
Her latest work, “Sacred Betrayal,” is about an archbishop threatened
by a progressive group in the church and his evil assistant father who
she says will “Go as far as raping and murdering the archbishop’s
sister, who’s a leader in this group, if that’s what it takes.”
Sister Kresho joined the convent when she was just
17-years-old. She’s been a teacher, principal and now
Pastoral Associate at our Lady of Grace Church in Silver Spring.
ABC 7 News myTAKE – What’s Your Opinion?”If you really follow the
gospel and you’re really a disciple of Jesus, you have to be a
radical,” Sister Kresho says.
Her lurid novels, the first about two murdered priests, aim to somehow
get those ideas out and talked about.
Her boss says he’s had no complaints. “It’s her private work and it’s
her private thoughts. The church allows people to publish without
imprimaturs or permission and that’s a good thing,” says Father Peter
Her leisure world ladies support her too, “She took vows, but her vows
didn’t prohibit her from thinking. So why not,” says Adeline Loftus.
In fact, Sister Kresho is already praying about her next, equally
provocative paperback, working title, “My Priest, my Husband!””
Sister Christine Kresho I guess
by the topics of her books (printed via a vanity press) is trying to be
the female equivalent of Fr. Greeley.
“The Washington Archdiocese dismisses
works as poorly written and say they do not reflect reality but has no
plans to take any action against her.”
What you mean to tell me there aren’t evil
priest assistants out to rape and murder the leader of a progressive
group who happens to be the Bishop’s sister? I guess albino
monk assassins were already taken.