Funny… and serious

As I flipped around some channels during a commercial I happened on an old war horse Rocky and paused for a momentA few seconds later, I saw this.


This is pretty funny… the Papist found it.

You know about those boxing nuns, right?

Well… I think that the sisters, especially those contemplatives, are some of the greatest warriors in the world.

I often wonder how many disasters were averted in times past because of the intercession of the sisters.

Once there were many communities of sisters interceding for the world, doing reparation for us.

Now there are fewer.

When you think about supporting seminarians, priests and bishops in the future, don’t forget your contemplative sisters, who are saving the world in another way.

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  1. beng says:


    A good laugh (and a lot of prayer and mortification) is what we need in time like this.

  2. Melody says:

    Thank you Father Z!!!

  3. Doug says:

    In light of current events, i hereby vow to be more supportive of the contemplative life.

  4. Luke says:

    When I was very young, my mom and grandma took me to the nearby Dubuque Trappist monastery, where the sisters are known for their fine caramels. I must have recently been watching or having been read Snow White or Hanzel and Gretel or some such story, because when the nun opened the door, I asked my mom right there in front of everyone if this lady was a witch. Talk about getting mixed up . . .

  5. Luke says:

    By the way, I was fortunate enough to be taught by two nuns in school, and I even had one nun as my principal for the school. I think, unfortunately, that I am in the last generation to be able to say that.

  6. Nick says:

    May God increase the religious, for the sake of the world and for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  7. Paul says:

    I had a boxing Nun and a boxing Amish guy. The box of the boxing Amish guy said “Ve Ain’t Gonna Take It Anymore”

    My mom has a Nunzilla she walks and spits fire.

  8. Catholic Mom says:


    All is not lost. The Diocese of Arlington just opened a new high school, John Paul the Great High School, that is run by the Nashville Dominican sisters–in habits! Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is another teaching order that is growing by leaps and bounds and staffing schools with traditions sisters.

  9. Please remember Sr. Mary Elias and all the sisters at Monastery of Our Mother of Mercy in Alexandria, South Dakota..Carmelites

  10. Paul M says:

    I’m reminded of “Bells of St. Mary’s” where Sr. Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) teaches the young boy how to box so he can defend himself from the bullies.

  11. Jane says:

    A nun who prays before the Blessed Sacrament is in combat with Satan.

  12. Judy Fradl says:

    Another new community to watch is Sisterd of Mary, Mother of the Church in Spokane They They are a teaching community.


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