Joined the Order:
Mistress of Novices (Vice-President)
Sister Evelyn Tensions joined the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Asylum of the Tortured Heart in May of 2006 and during her years there, fulfilled various roles including, Abbess (President), Mistress of Propaganda (Social Media), Mistress of Novices (Vice-President), and United Nuns Privy Council Delegate. Evelyn initially moved to the Orlando area in March of 2011, and was the representative of the San Diego Sisters at the Orlando Sisters Exequatur ceremony and celebration weekend. She joined The Abbey of St. Gertrude des Nivelles shortly thereafter and served a term as Mistress of DisOrder (President) during her years in the City Beautiful.Sister Evelyn relocated to Greenville, SC in August of 2015 and continued her ministry as a Missionary Sister (spreading joy and the mission of the Sisters, outside the Orlando area) until she founded The Greenville Sisters, The Abbey of the Grand Palmetto in November of 2015. Evelyn served the Abbey of the Grand Palmetto as Abbess (President), Mistress of Propaganda (Social Media), Secretary, and United Nuns Privy Council (UNPC) Secretary during her years in South Carolina. In 2021, Evelyn retired from active ministry, accepting the honorary title of "Sister Emeritus" and returned to the swamps of Central Florida with her husband and two dogs. It wasn't long before she heard the calling again, and Sister Evelyn rejoined the Orlando Sisters in January of 2023 and was voted Mistress of Nunlings (Vice-President in March of that same year). Sister Evelyn believes that her work as a Sister is how she “pays rent on the space she has in life” and is particularly drawn to serving LGBTQIA+ youth. She is fond of saying, “If I can get painted up like this, put on heels and a dress and feel good about who I am, then YOU can feel good about who YOU are!"
"To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others: To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson