Saturday, February 9, 2008

I bring you tidings of great joy: Can I say Alleluia in Lent? I will anyway! Alleluia! We Have a Nun!

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Our very own blogger, the Roamin' Roman, Ms. Veritatis Splendor herself, Mary Gibson, native born cheesehead, UST Grad (just about), stalwart of the Cathedral Young Adults, etc. will be entering the Convent of the Order of Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (Priory of Our Lady of Ephesus ((where the Blessed Mother probably was assumed into Heaven)) ) in Kansas City, Missouri, on this coming June 11. The Feast Day of St Barnabas, an early convert and aide to St Paul in his conversion work among the gentiles.

Of course this was not to be doubted, but from the photo it is obvious that Mary won't have to worry about color coordinating her outfits in the future as "black and white" seems to be the norm for those Missouri Benedictines, as evidenced by the 75 pounds of garments enshrouding each of them.

That gives us plenty of time to party after Lent, folks.

Other than St Paul-Minneapolis, she couldn't have picked a finer diocese which is under the wonderful shepherding of Bishop Robert Finn, who is a member of Opus Dei.

See Mary's web page, Veritatis Splendor! Go visit there and give her your prayers and God Speeds and best wishes.

A couple or years ago, Mary spent her final year at UST at their Rome campus and took 172 kazillion pictures of every church and shrine within 1,000 miles of the Vatican. Check out her "Roamin' Roman" blog for those pictures and wonderful descriptions that are still posted.

We need a committee to start planning a big send-off. Does anybody know if there is a list of bloggers who became nuns. I know that there are some Nuns who became bloggers, including Sister Edith, a member of the Benedictine Monastery of St Scholastica in Duluth.

God Bless You, Mary. We're going to miss you. And pray for me and the rest of us.

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