Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Since the New Year's fiasco, Mother Frangelico has ensured that I am kept busy at all times of the day - from wake up to lights out. She has also signed me up for daily 'classes'. They are like a Catholic Catechism, but for religious.

My first assignment - the Corporal Works of Mercy.

At first I thought it was related to the military (you know, 'corporal') - but there is no connection.

Can anyone help me?


Sr. Caprice said...

I thought a corporal was a type of altar cloth or something.

So, maybe a corporal work of mercy is doing laundry for the church!

Sr. Max said...

Do you really think Mother Frangelico is putting me on laundry duty? I hope it's not with the washboard & lye soap at the river bed!

Sr. Caprice said...

Maybe. She's mean enough!

But..I don't think you can wash altar cloths at the river bed...that Mississippi water is NASTY!

Sr. Max said...

I know! The water is nasty - and to think there are still fish living in that water. yuck!

So what do you think she's going to have me wash the linens in? You know I would have to get all of the lipstick and wine out.

oh! I mean, blood.
Do you think I'm going to hell for saying that the blood was wine?

Oh no! Please don't let Mother Frangelico know....

Sr. Caprice said...

No, I don't think you'll go to Hell for that, but you MIGHT go there if you destroy those nice linens by washing them in the river!

Wait a minute...why is there LIPSTICK on the altar linens?

Sr. Caprice said...

You are gonna catch holy ol' Hell from Father if there's lipstick!

Sr. Max said...


We're not allowed to HAVE lipstick here - you know that!

But it's bright red and you can kind of see the shape of lips.

So, if you and I didn't do it ....

eeeewwww... do you think Brother Brit or Brother Gus did???

Sr. Caprice said...

Yuck! Nasty! I don't even wanna THINK about that!

Adoro said...

Hey, Sisters, I looked up a definition for corporal, and it says it "pertains to the body", and it was linked to a definition for "corporal punishment."

Sr. Caprice said...

Thanks, Adoro!

Maybe, then, Sister, Corporal works of mercy are when you stop someone from doing corporal punishment. Like working with abused kids or something. Or doin what Sr. Perpetua is doing in the prison (I still have to tell you what's in that letter she sent!)

Sr. Max said...

Do you think Mother Frangelico is going to have me walk the streets & stop people from hurting each other?

Or visiting those in prisons?
What if they think I am a prisoner? - do you think they'd keep me in a cell? I mean Sr. Perpetua's work is great and all, but I really don't think I'm cut out for wearing orange or stripes or you know ... being with ... them. I mean - they are in prison! They stole things and killed people.

If I go to prison to visit, will they let me out?

I don't think I really want to do that.

Oh ... I HAVE to talk with Father - I'm not cut out for all of this stress....

F - A - T - H - E - R!!!!!!!!!

Jenifer said...

I hope it's not with the washboard & lye soap at the river bed!

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