Religion: Upon This Rock

Shades of the '60s, it is time for a singing nun again. Eleven years ago, Belgium's Sister Luc-Gabrielle zoomed to the top of the charts with her bouncy folk song, Dominique. This time the good sister is an Australian, Sister Janet Mead, 36, whose folk-rock song, The Lord's Prayer, is already in 20th place on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart and starred for a continued climb upward.

The daughter of a railway worker, Sister Janet joined the Sisters of Mercy 19 years ago and now teaches music and other subjects to 14-and 15-year-old girls in Adelaide. In 1972 she also began to...

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