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post #1 of 27
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...for a good time.

Now that my secret's out I'll give you an idea of we do when we get together. Tomorrow is the feast day of our patron saint, so this evening we're getting together for prayer and then.... we'll pig out on variety of yummy desserts.
post #2 of 27
Hey that does sound like a good time!!, especially the desserts part
post #3 of 27
Hmmm...I have an image from that old commercial in my mind- you know the one with the nuns pigging out on Nestle Sundae ice cream dessert! Enjoy!
post #4 of 27
Thats sounds like so much fun, I hope that you all enjoy!
post #5 of 27
I've got a question, kinda, if it won't offend you by my asking. I certainly don't mean offense.

We got my gramma a calendar last Christmas that showed stuff like nuns riding in bumper cars and bowling and playing pool and stuff, because she used to go to a Catholic school.

But I've been wondering ever since then, if you guys really are allowed to do that kind of thing?
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tabaqui
I've got a question, kinda, if it won't offend you by my asking. I certainly don't mean offense.

We got my gramma a calendar last Christmas that showed stuff like nuns riding in bumper cars and bowling and playing pool and stuff, because she used to go to a Catholic school.

But I've been wondering ever since then, if you guys really are allowed to do that kind of thing?
No offense taken at all.

Absolutely! We're just regular people. When I joined, it kind of surprised just how normal and fun the Sisters can be.
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by eilcon
No offense taken at all.

Absolutely! We're just regular people. When I joined, it kind of surprised just how normal and fun the Sisters can be.
Eileen, I have to chuckle about this thread. I'm (an admittedly lapsed) Catholic, and attended a parochial high school and Jesuit university. Some of my classmates went on to become nuns, priests or monks - and they were definitely "regular" people.
post #8 of 27
Well, I guess doing anything illegal or immoral is out - so that leaves fattening!

Anything with chocolate?
post #9 of 27
My great aunt is a Nun and I always had a blast with her when I was a kid. I'd say she's pretty 'normal.' Spunky if nothing else!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by jcat
Eileen, I have to chuckle about this thread. I'm (an admittedly lapsed) Catholic, and attended a parochial high school and Jesuit university. Some of my classmates went on to become nuns, priests or monks - and they were definitely "regular" people.
Yep. One of our best friends is a priest, who lives right on the south side of the city. He's very normal... well at least our definition of normal. (i.e., a masters degree in history, and a house crammed full of books, that has bookshelves even in the kitchen ). He has a massive dog, whom he calls "Tiny".
post #11 of 27
I love this thread!

I'm not even Catholic, but I can also vouch that priests and monks are "real people". I have a good friend, who I've known since college, who's a monk. He's a stitch, and he loves to go out for a drink (non-alcoholic) and a dance or two when he's in town. He has an awesome sense of humor and can totally bust everyone up. (Especially when we talked him into getting up at my wedding reception and doing his bishop from the Princess Bride bit.)

My stepson also has three uncles (though his mother) who are priests. They're wonderful people and quite normal. We're fortunate enough to enjoy a great relationship with my husband's ex-wife and her family, and the priest uncles have been terrific all along. (The only time it got a little weird was when my husband and I finally decided to get married after living together for 12 years. We thought a fistfight was going to break out over who was going to get to do the deed.)

I can't speak for nuns, though. Guess I'll have to take Eileen's word for it.
post #12 of 27
I'm at a Vincentian university (DePaul) and I frequently have classes taught by Sisters, Brothers and Priests. One of my biggest childhood mentors was Sister Elizabeth at my former church! I ended up leaving the church for a variety of personal reasons, but these are wonderful, 'normal', functioning people!
post #13 of 27
Just remember, Sister - gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins
post #14 of 27
I mean no offence, but growing up I was terrified of nuns! My Dad went to a Catholic school, and told me the 'horror stories' of how nuns beat him black and blue. He was joking, I later found out.

Have fun with your desserts!
post #15 of 27
I was terrified of Nuns when I was younger too, well till a few years ago actually.

Those desserts sound yummy!
post #16 of 27
Have a great time, Eileen! Looking forward to hearing about all of those luscious desserts!
post #17 of 27
Sounds rather scrummy!!
post #18 of 27
Eileen now that we know what you are i can't stop thinking of the film " Sister Act "
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Eileen now that we know what you are i can't stop thinking of the film " Sister Act "
post #20 of 27
Tsk tsk Eileen...all those desserts? What a bad "habit" to get into!
Get it? Habit? HAAAAAAAAA!

(I'm just teasing of course. I've yet to meet a dessert that I would turn down!)
post #21 of 27
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You guys are so great - supportive and funny.

Just wanted to file a report on last night. Yes, there was chocolate! (along with a lot of laughter), which usually happens when we get together.

I'm glad to hear so many of you have had fun, positive experiences with the sisters and priests you know.

I have to admit to being pretty intimidated by the nuns I had as teachers, especially in grade school. We had one who still believed in using a wooden paddle on kids when they misbehaved.

My experience in high school was much more positive. That's when I came in contact with the community I'm now part of. They're a great bunch of faith-filled, dedicated and down-to-earth women.
post #22 of 27
I'm pretty sure I'd like to join your order. Signing up includes desserts right? My husband might get upset, but I'm all for free dessert!
post #23 of 27
glad you had fun!
post #24 of 27
When my twin sis and I were in college (waaay back when!!) there was a newly ordained priest at our childhood church who was also a twin (he was a priest too!)
anyhow (can't think of his name offhand) he and my sister went running alot together and both the them were really nice. It was difficult to believe that they were priests.
So that experience overrides the thoughts that you can't have fun loving priests and nuns-I think people can connect better.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I'm pretty sure I'd like to join your order. Signing up includes desserts right? My husband might get upset, but I'm all for free dessert!
We're always looking for dessert loving new members!
post #26 of 27
Eileen, are your kitties named after famous actors/actresses? (I always think it's interesting when people name their pets with human names!)
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by sumosmom
Eileen, are your kitties named after famous actors/actresses? (I always think it's interesting when people name their pets with human names!)
The only named after somebody famous is Peter (for the saint). The girls got names I'd probably would have chosen for human kids, if I'd had them. I just like cute human names for cats.
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