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CNN.com - Nun rapped for wild dancing - Aug 23, 2005

I just had to post this article from CNN: "Nun rapped for wild dancing":

"-- A Belgian nun's acrobatic and indecorous dancing with a missionary during the Catholic World Youth Day in Germany over the weekend earned her a reprimand from her mother superior, a Belgian paper said on Tuesday.
Daily Het Laatste Nieuws showed pictures of a dancing Johanne Vertommen being held up in the air by the missionary, and then clinging to him with her legs wrapped around his body.
'I wouldn't do this at home but at such occasions I get carried away by the enthusiasm of the group,' the 29-year-old told the paper later.
'My mother superior raised the issue today: she thinks I should watch out a bit and bear in mind that I represent our community,' Vertommen said."

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Anonymous said…
I can't find God's grace in that response.
Anonymous said…
I once invited Henri Nouwen to speak on the campus where I was campus minister. As we stood watching the audience gather, a groups of nuns came in the door. He sighed and said: "The nuns. The nuns. They follow me everywhere."

I used to know some nuns (really good people) but I've lost touch. I wonder what it is like for them these days? Other than twisting and shouting the night away.
Dean
Rev Paul Martin said…
Now that's my kind of nun!
Beth Quick said…
Dean, I wonder too. I recently sat behind a row of nuns during my little brother's production of london assurance at the shakespeare theatre of NJ - and someone commented that the nuns probably wouldn't like the show since it had some colorful humor. But I mentioned that people make lots of assumptions about religious leaders - I get funny reactions all the time from people once they know I'm a pastor!

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