The Admonishment Of Sister Saint Mary

     A light-hearted look at the clergy as Father Thomas’ patience with the young nun had been tested for the third time. There is always something humorous to be found in, or created  from, old saws and adages.

I hope you get a little chuckle at the buckle from this one.


Sister, my time is valuable, do not waste it!

Sister, my time is valuable, do not waste it!

I'll make a good "Act of Contrition" Father.

I’ll make a good “Act of Contrition” Father.

The Admonishment Of Sister Saint Mary

Father Thomas had been called

for third time,

to the sick-bed

of old Sister Kathleen.

Again he expected

no heartbeat detected,

but alas,

she remained on the scene.


He was summoned by young Sister

Saint Mary,

who, had sat at bedside

as a guard.

But she was astonished

when he then admonished,

Don’t you know

that old habits die hard?”


Jack Downing

May 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to The Admonishment Of Sister Saint Mary

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I can not believe this is the first comment on this one! Is everyone else on vacation?? Very witty and made me chuckle out loud.

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