Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I have received a phone call from Ariel, she's alive!

I started life with a brother and 2 sisters and my mother and my father and no aunts, no uncles, no grandparents and no cousins and the family was not religious to now having a large extended family and a large amount of them being Catholic. My girls always seem to go out with Catholic boys and Belle's husband and family are Catholic and I am even in contact with a nun in a London Convent so when I read this following article I couldn't stop laughing(in a Father Ted kind of way).

Feuding nuns force convent demise
By Christian Fraser
BBC News, Rome

Generic photograph of nuns
The local bishop had to step in to tackle the problem
A convent in Italy is being shut down after a fight between its last three remaining nuns.
So badly did relations deteriorate between the sisters of Santa Clara in Bari that the Mother Superior ended up in hospital with scratches to her face.Now the local archbishop has intervened and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.But Sister Liliana, the only nun still there, says she has no intention of leaving her home of the past 44 years.The Clarissa nuns are regarded as the most austere order of the Roman Catholic Church, devoted to a life of prayer, penance and quiet contemplation.But at the Santa Clara convent in Bari, the vow of silence was shattered by an unholy row.Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista say they were driven to distraction by the nasty habits of their Mother Superior.They became so angry that during the summer, they turned on Sister Liliana scratching her face and throwing her to the ground.The two nuns have now moved into a nearby convent leaving Sister Liliana barricaded inside.

What did the poor old woman do that was so bad? Smack her gums? Tap her foot(that really upsets Fiona)?
Slurp her soup? The possibilities of her crimes are endless.

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.