What The Sisters Mean To Us (amusing video)

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BTW… when I posted this there had been 20 “views”.

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  1. wolfeken says:

    Ha! Well done.

  2. Kathy C says:

    What was it? It’s gone.

  3. wolfeken says:

    Kathy C — a montage set to Irving Berlin’s “Sisters” from “White Christmas.” Refresh until it works. Maybe I am the problem, having watched it ten times already with plans to replay it several times throughout the day!

  4. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    Oh, my gosh! I just watched it three times.

    I also put it up on my own blog, but with an explanation cutting those off at the pass who will say this is an attack on sisters. Not! It’s an attack on behavior and activities of some sisters, which are not in harmony with Catholicism or liturgical norms.

  5. irishgirl says:

    Oh, this is funny!
    Did anyone notice that there wasn’t a ‘young’ face in any of the photos?
    Much less a habit or a veil to be seen….
    Oh, well….the biological solutions is coming soon enough for many, if not all, of these ‘ladies’…

  6. majuscule says:

    I think it’s too subtle.

    I live in California.

    People will actually think its in support of the the sisters’ behavior and activities.

  7. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    Now, someone needs to make a “sister” video that shows the , numbers, joy, youth and care (for the least among us) of those communities that are seeing explosive growth right now. The dissenting wing of the Church has tried to paint working with the least among us, and faithfulness to the teachings of the Church, as mutually exclusive.

    I beg to differ http://franciscansisterscfr.com/photos.htm

  8. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    majuscule – I would expect nothing less from the land of fruit and nuts. ;)

  9. Joseph-Mary says:

    Oh-so sad. And the thing about coming between me and my man-obama-was too much!

    Look what the machinations of these dissenting sisters have done to the respect we all should have for true religious sisters and nuns. This is what they all used to have until they embraced dissention, wicca, new age, secularism, and more. The investigation should have come 30 years ago. Teresa of Avila saw what her place in hell would have been had she not changed her course and she was not evil–just a bad religious. These ones who carry the name of a ‘Catholic nuj’ have a huge responsibility! And they do destroy the respect of nuns like bad priests bring down the image of all priests and that is not fair but it brings the perception.

  10. Angie Mcs says:

    I’ve always loved that number from “White Christmas” with Rosemary Clooney, then later with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Im confident that some sheer will power will purge this new adaptation from my mind!

  11. acardnal says:

    With a smile on my face, I now go on my afternoon walk. Keep up the great work, Fr. Z!

  12. trekkie4christ says:

    It certainly sounds like a message they’d promote, but the singers are far too happy and youthful to be the LCWR.

  13. poorlady says:

    I used to feel so badly in the past when I wasn’t accepted by any of the communities that I discerned with. I see God’s hand in my life on this. Still, I feel badly when I consider the spiritual loss this has been to our nation. (This was a funny video, though!!)

  14. wolfeken says:

    Poor lady — You may already know about these outstanding sisters, but just in case you don’t…


  15. irishgirl says:

    @ poorlady: I’m with you, too. I once thought of being a nun (a Carmelite), but it never happened.
    @ wolfeken: I know about those wonderful Benedictines of Mary! They were originally founded in PA (under the auspices of the FSSP), but then they moved to MO at the invitation of good Bishop Finn.
    I wish that I could enter that community (in fact, a priest I knew once asked me if I ever thought of going there), but I would be considered as ‘too old’ (I’m on the ‘other side of 55’) and not strong enough health-wise.

  16. The most rapidly growing U.S. order (I’ve heard) and perhaps its most youthful:


  17. Diane at Te Deum Laudamus says:

    Henry – the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, in Ann Arbor, Michigan are right up there with the Nashville, Dominicans. Very explosive growth, to say the least. I think the average age is like 26.


  18. Diane – If I’m not mistaken, the Ann Arbor Dominicans are an offshoot of the Nashville Dominicans.

  19. irishgirl says:

    @ Henry Edwards: I think you’re right about the Nashville and Ann Arbor Dominicans being ‘related’ to each other. The Mother Superior, Mother Assumpta Long, definitely has a Southern drawl in her voice! And her blood sister, Sister Mary Gabriel, was a foundress (with Mother Angelica) of the ‘Sister Servants of the Eternal Word’, which is in Alabama.
    @ Diane at Te Deum Laudamus: ‘The land of fruit and nuts’! Yes! That’s what I always call California! It seems that all the weird and wacko stuff comes from that part of the country! Except I pluralize ‘fruit’, and call it ‘the land of FRUITS and nuts’!

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