Monday, May 29, 2006

Vanishing species?

Last week a couple of the sisters had a bookfair at a nearby Catholic grammar school.
One fourth grade boy, looking quite serious, approached the table and asked the sister there,
"Are you a nun?"

"Yes," she replied.

He pondered this a moment and then replied,
"I didn't think they existed anymore. I saw one once when I was in kindergarten but I thought they were extinct by now."


AveMaria1 said...

Oh dear....


What did you reply?

Lisa said...

How sad! About two years ago, two Sister friends began a new assignment in a Catholic School where Sisters had served in the past but not in recent years. Some of the young people had never met a Sister before, never mind having one for a teacher! This is a real challenge for us not only to pray for religious vocations but to support them and celebrate them.

Chelsea said...

Extinct??? Sisters aren't extinct!!! But...I guess he does make the statement quite clear!!!! We need more sisters out there!!!! PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!!!!!! (Oh and thank you to all of those who have already respnded to that calling!!!!)

Rosemarie said...


Note to self: Must take children often to places where nuns are, especially ones in habits. I don't want my kids to ever think such a thing!

In Jesu et Maria,

MaureenM said...

God love them and God bless you, Sister. I went out with a friend who was 20 years professed and a young clerk asked, "Are you a novice". My friend laughed, at 40+ she hardly felt like she would be mistaken for a novice. Seemed the young lady had seen The Sound of Music and associated the modified habit with novices!