You can also find more of her quips at: Conversations in the Convent
I sent this tweet to Sr. Mary Z who HATES spiders: from Jon Marcus Grodi on Twitter: I’m now managing my arachnophobia by imagining spiders w/squeaky cartoon voices, canadian accents, and polite amiable demeanors.
She responded: Big black one just dropped in front of my face. Cartoon spiders don’t work for me. Killing with a big box was much better. I also think Charlotte’s Web is a terrorist plot.
Sr. Mary Z. was talking with Sister X who was having to have a stress test. Sister X is in great shape, slim, a regular runner, so Sr. Mary Z. was attempting to comfort her:
“I am 40 pounds overweight. I get out of breath climbing the stairs. I eat nothing green unless it has cheese on it. There is no justice in this world!”
Discussing how our cat killed a chipmunk:
Sister 1: “He must have broken his neck. That’s how they kill them.”
Sr. Mary Z: “You’ve been reading too many murder mysteries.”
After having forgotten to do something:
“If I don’t write things down these days they do not exist.”
Sr. Mary’s response to a friend who is beginning a propaedeutic year of a diaconate program:
“. . . but really, can’t they just call it a discernment year? “propaedeutic” sounds like a bladder control med. Guess where I serve ;-).”
(She works with the elderly . . . )
Sr. Sarah was sharing at breakfast the other morning about her challenges with a particular person. Msgr. L, who had just given a homily at Mass about taking up our cross, responded, “Take up your cross.” Sr. Mary Z then piped in, “Just don’t hit him with it!” ;-)