Thursday, August 26, 2010

JUST BECAUSE I'M A PRIEST DOESN'T MEAN I CAN'T HAVE A DRY SENSE OF HUMOR!

Even Jesus and the Word of God have a sense of humor guys, loosen up!

The post below this one, "To veil or not to veil" was a tongue in cheek post about veiling the chalice, not about nuns or laity wearing veils, although the comment section has some good points on this! The give away, after what I thought was a brilliant leading you down the garden path to the slaughter, is the link that I insist you press! I was referring to chalice veils throughout the article, not nun's or sister's veils! PRESS HEAR TO SEE WHAT I WAS WRITING ABOUT! What a hoot!

But speaking of sister's veils, Harvard Valedictorian, Mary Anne Marks, is joining a wonderful and booming religious order which, by the way, wears a full habit and the veil. It is the same order that Oprah showcased in the most pleasant way earlier this year. Read about Mary Anne Mark's story by PRESSING HERE!

AND TO SEE THE DOMINICAN SISTER OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST WEBSITE PRESS THIS SENTENCE AND SEE WHAT RELIGIOUS RENEWAL AS VATICAN II ENVISIONED IS ALL ABOUT!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hah! I thought you were talking about all forms of veiling- mostly women- and using the chalice as an example of veiling being good!

-L

Templar said...

Likewise, I thought it was about veils in general and the Chalice Veil merely one example.

I prefer a dry sense of humor myself and find the internet to be a bad conveyor of it, lacking, as it does, the facial and body gestures that help the recipient know you are jesting.

But well played Father.

On the subject of Nuns, I am no fan of the Oprah show, but confess I did seek out and watch the YouTube videos from that episode that contained the Nuns you linked to. There are 4 videos, totally about 20 minutes that were very delightful. I find the growth of Traditional Orders (both Male and Female) to be both inspiring and telling.

Michlele said...

About the Harvad girl: What a blessing for this order to have her as postulant. I wonder what it would take to have these sisters teach at our catholic schools in the Savannah diocese. They are already present in St. Francis Catholic School in Hilton Head (http://www.sistersofmary.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=140&Itemid=105). Can you "move and shake" your contacts Father and make this happen? PS - if anyone is interested, Oprah interviewed them during a whole hour segment a few months ago. The show was pretty enlightening (and in available online) and the nuns said that after that show the registrations for their discernment retreat increased a great bit. Who would have thought that anything good would come out of an Oprah show!!

Anonymous said...

I am not smart enough to have figured it out. When I saw the veil on the chalice I thought, that's nice, but not sure what the rest was about.

Pretty funny.

However, Pinan knew EXACTLY what it was about and went along with it. He even emailed me that his post was also tongue in cheek.

Sr Elizabeth said...

Father, I did get the joke. it actually made me laugh a bit. As a veiled person I felt I could respond to the controversy that choosing to veil seems to stur up. I appreciate the many examples of veiling the comments brought up. Made me realze that the use of veils is not so unusual in the Church. Very God like actually...all that is hidden will be revealed!
I am learning to appreciate your humor...dry as it might be.
I do think that vocations are discovered or revealed through signs, ritual, witness and invitation. Maybe we should have a Vocation Awareness Day here in Macon!

Marc said...

I love your dry sense of humor, Father! But, what sense of humor produced the Rastafarian Jesus picture on this blog post!?!

Frajm said...

I've always despised that picture or icon too, but it was the only one I could find of Jesus laughing!

Frajm said...

Sister Elizabeth, I knew you got it from your first comment and some others got it too.

Templar said...

I learned to like that picture a lot more once it dawned on me that it's entitled: "Jesus Greets Martin Luther at the Gate"

Anonymous said...

However Father, I would like your opinion on veils for the women... now that's it been brought up!

I know I want to do it, but then the question will be brought up "Why?"
I don't have an answer except I think it's beautiful and historical. Why did they do it, exactly?

-L

Frajm said...

L in the early church wearing a veil gave a woman an authority she would not have normally been accorded. In terms of society at that time, this was a big deal and a step forward. Wearing a veil today can refer to one's chastity or virginity and thus is appropriate for those who have made the vow of chastity or live chaste lives in marriage (fidelity). But many women find it demeaning. I'm not sure why completely.