The real sister that inspired the OITNB character

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Tuesday 10, June 2014 | Category:   Consecrated Life,Vocation and Discernment
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK character Sister Ingalls (left) is really Dominican Sister Ardeth Platte.
The very popular Netflix series Orange is the new Black (OITNB) character Sister Ingalls is inspired by pacifist nun Sisters Ardeth Platte, Jackie Hudson, and Carol Gilbert. According to the Common Dreams site, Platte, along with Hudson and Gilbert, "were arrested in October 2002 after they allegedly cut a chain link fence surrounding a Minuteman III missile silo in northern Colorado. The nuns then used baby bottles to dispense their own blood in the shape of a cross on the silo."

Character Sister Ingalls and Sister Ardeth lived in their "camp," serving their time as well as serving as chapel clerk and ministering to women of many faiths. And post-camp life, the real-life-Domincan Sisters Carol, Ardeth, and Jackie continue to advocate for peace and justice.

#oitnb #domincansisters #peaceandjustice

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