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Mother Superior

Mother Superior Calderón is a recurring character in the Red Dead series, appearing as a minor character in both Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2.

History

Background

Sister Calderón became a nun based in the city of Saint Denis at some point prior to 1899.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Sister Calderón is first encountered at a church in the slums of Saint Denis, where she is teaching some boys to read alongside Brother Dorkins. He introduces Arthur Morgan to her, but their conversation is cut short when one of the boys steals Sister Calderón's crucifix. Arthur decides to chase after him and retrieve it, but Calderón tells him to not harm the boy. When Arthur comes back with the crucifix, Sister Calderón is seen talking to a priest in the church. She thanks Arthur for recovering it, stating that it was from her mother and so it is invaluable to her.

She later asks Arthur to donate money and food to a food bank she is making for the poor.

If the player's Honor is high and they have completed the aforementioned stranger mission "Of Men and Angels", then Sister Calderón will appear in the mission "The Fine Art of Conversation" at the train station, in place of Reverend Swanson. She and Arthur have a long conversation, in which he informs her that he is dying, before she boards the train to Mexico.

Events of Red Dead Redemption

In 1911, Mother Superior Calderón is still at Las Hermanas, the convent she was sent to go to twelve years prior. She plays a small part in the Stranger side-mission "I Know You". She collects money for the poor outside Las Hermanas, and so the Strange Man sends Marston to her, giving him the choice to either donate to her or rob her. If Marston donates, the player will have random encounters with other nuns asking Marston for a donation.

Mother Superior also appears in the Stranger side-mission "Eva in Peril". When Marston asks her if she has seen Eva Cortes at the convent, the place where Eva said she’d go, Mother Superior informs him that she was previously at Las Hermanas, but subsequently left with a man to go to Sepulcro.

Mother Superior can also be found in Las Hermanas doing odd jobs, and eating steak on the second floor in Las Hermanas church.

Events of Undead Nightmare

Note: The events of Undead Nightmare are not considered part of the same canon as Red Dead Redemption. The following description is therefore not contiguous with the preceding section on Red Dead Redemption.

John Marston first meets Mother Superior outside Las Hermanas, while she is busy fighting off an Undead, which she ultimately kills with a repeater shot. After the Undead is killed, John and Mother Superior chat and Mother Superior says that the other nuns are less inclined to kill the Undead, and are not as resourceful as John and herself, so she asks John to save them inside Las Hermanas. After John does so, John asks Mother Superior if she knows anything about the plague, and Mother Superior states that if John can find her an Undead that has recently turned, she can find out more about them.

When John brings her an Undead, Mother Superior suspects that it is an evil cause, and she pours Holy Water on the Undead. The man or woman shortly returns to the world of the living, after being briefly bathed in a blue flame, before it returns to its growling. John notes this, to which Mother Superior informs him that spiritual infections are confusing things that no one can ever understand. After some dialogue, Mother Superior asks John to cleanse Sepulcro and then gives him the Holy Water. When John cleanses the graveyard and returns to Mother Superior, she will state that a woman mentioned to her that all of this may have been caused by Abraham Reyes, so she tells John that he should travel to Escalera. They don't meet again.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption
Undead Nightmare

Quotes

  • "You know, a long time ago, I was like you [...] I did terrible things, awful things, and I could not stop doing terrible things, because I did not believe that goodness existed... and then, one day, I saw that love did exist, and ever since then, doing bad things became... well, not impossible, but... ridiculous!"" – Sister Calderón during Of Men and Angels
  • "Religion is just a word. Hearts are rarely pure, but equally are they rarely impure either. [...] To me, God is people, and people are God, so we must all do what we can." – Sister Calderón during Of Men and Angels
  • "Don't worry so much about your heart. The actions will lead, and the heart follows." – Sister Calderón during Of Men and Angels
  • "I'll still think of you in very nasty terms, as you wish." – Sister Calderón during Of Men and Angels
  • "You are wonderful, Mr. Morgan. [...] Oh, I meant wonderful, but... so very frightening, as you wish. Consider your good deed done for the day. I won't subject you to anymore benevolence." – Sister Calderón during Of Men and Angels
  • "We've all live bad lives, Mr. Morgan; we all sin... but I know you. [You don't know me.] Forgive me, but that is the problem. You don't know you!" – Sister Calderón during The Fine Art of Conversation
  • "Life is full of pain... but there is also love and beauty. [...] Be grateful that for the first time, you see your life clearly." – Sister Calderón during The Fine Art of Conversation
  • "Arthur Morgan: But I still don't believe in nothing.
    Sister Calderón: Often, neither do I... but then I meet someone like you, and everything makes sense.
    " – Arthur Morgan and Sister Calderón during The Fine Art of Conversation
  • "There is nothing to be afraid of Mr. Morgan. Take a gamble that love exists, and do a loving act!" – Sister Calderón during The Fine Art of Conversation

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