Norwich City fan, the ‘Tweeting Nun’, pledges to pray harder for the Canaries this season

PUBLISHED: 16:32 05 July 2014 | UPDATED: 18:57 06 July 2014

Sister Elizabeth Pio

Sister Elizabeth Pio


A famous nun revealed that she would be praying extra hard for Norwich City Football Club to succeed during a book signing visit to the city at the weekend.

Sister Elizabeth Pio, who belongs to the Community of the Sisters of Bethany, in Southsea, near Portsmouth, was signing copies of her book ‘Bible to Go!’ at the Julian Centre in Norwich.

The nun, who originally comes from Brandon, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, revealed that she was a fan of the Canaries and followed the team closely online.

Sister Elizabeth, who is known as the ‘Tweeting Nun’, has more than 2,500 followers on the social network Twitter, and has also appeared on the BBC’s flagship religious programme Songs of Praise.

She met with the congregation of the Julian Shrine on Friday evening and was signing copies of her book today.

Sister Elizabeth, who has been a nun for over four years, said she hoped Norwich City could bounce back into the Premier League next season.

“They are in a new league and they have to go up. They did rubbish last year. I think we will need to up our prayers next year,” she said.

Sister Elizabeth, who tweets as @bethanysister, meets people in cafes and pubs to make religion more accessible.

“We are taking every day things and linking them with God because he is in the every day. We want to show people that it is amazing to be in a relationship with God,” she said.

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