Nun Gazing …

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The Little Sisters Disciples of the Lamb, a contemplative order made up of women with Down syndrome.H/T Catholic Priest-Alter Christus … [Read more...]

Sainthood sought for ‘Fastest Nun in the West’ who took on Billy the Kid…

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Sister Blandina SegaleFrom Fox News,ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the "Sainthood Cause" for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.Segale, a nun … [Read more...]

Art and Nun Gazing, my two favorite things…

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A recent acquisition by Mt. Healthy (OH) native Elizabeth Nourse, a favorite with Cincinnati art lovers, is the centerpiece of an exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum this winter.The exhibit, which opened Saturday, focuses on The First Communion (La première communion), a painting of a nun and two Breton girls that hung in the offices of the Cincinnati Catholic Women’s Association for more than 70 years. The CAM purchased it in 2012.Nourse, who was Catholic, spent most of her pr … [Read more...]

I’d Still Try and Hug Her…

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The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video ArchiveLearn more about Sr. Nyirumbe and Sewing Hope here. … [Read more...]

Wake Up and Welcome Back…

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... Begone acedia. Begone sullenness. Self pity. Ennui. Shoo. Away with thee!I just remembered I am Catholic. Damn Catholic. A nun gazing, hymn loving, incense is the best smell in the world Catholic. A proud to be and grateful that She'd have me Catholic.Why the sudden change in mood? Because I suddenly caught myself effortlessly praying in the middle of the day for no real discernible reason. Yeah, that one shocked me too. And it was with that shock that I finally woke up.I AM … [Read more...]

St. Rita Monastery in Italy Helps Brides Who Can’t Afford Gowns…

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I've been emotionally all over the map this week, and this news article made me have all kinds of feels. It's got nuns, new brides, and beautiful bridal gowns. It's full of hope and love and promise. Just reading it makes me proud to be Catholic. I may be a divorced old spinster but I still love weddings and happy couples. I also adore St. Rita and owe much to her intercession. Plus, the nun featured in this story sounds absolutely huggable. … [Read more...]

America’s Favorite Pastime…

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... Nun Gazing!Nuns playing baseball -- Austin, Texas 1963. … [Read more...]

An Entire Beach of Nuns …

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... My co-worker went to visit the in-laws in New Jersey. Upon his return he presented me with a key chain from this magical place called Nun's Beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A beach full of nuns! My imagination soared. I could hardly contain it. My two favorite things coming gloriously together, besides chocolate and peanut butter and gin and tonic... nuns and the ocean.Ok. I got a little carried away.Image from Surfer Today.The nuns host an annual surf competition … [Read more...]

Warm and Fuzzy Nun Gazing Edition…

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... I wish I knew the source for this photo of these scrumptious little nuns. Someone sent it to me on facebook page knowing my desire to HUG ALL THE NUNS! and these little lasses are certainly most huggable.Whaaaat? Are you shocked I have a heart and like adorable kids? I know... I've been a bit brash as of late. I'm on a diet so everything pisses me off right now. As you can clearly read below. … [Read more...]


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