Amusements: August 2003 Archives
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More amusing Scripture verses and cartoons at Breadwig.
Yes, Victor's blog has proof that he and Fr. Sibley are for real. Or at least are real.
(Posting from Ypsilanti this weekend at Ave Maria's Thomistic Theology conference.)
Here's one for the "Credit where it's due" department:
I used to think that "Soeur Sourire" was just the lamest thing possible: a nun with a guitar back in 1964 singing some silly song she wrote. It made the top pop-charts -- one of the rare times a foreign-language song did so well. But I have been writing her off as a symbol of the whole disaster of trendy nuns falling for pop culture and losing the faith.
On the other hand, have you ever seen the lyrics -- the original ones in French? They're quite faith-filled: they're all about St. Dominic preaching to (and against) the Albigensian heretics: and the song even calls them that. It sounds all happy-clappy, but the text is quite triumphal.
(Ignore the English version on the page linked above: it's not the real thing.)
Alas, poor Soeur Sourire and her vocation did end up on the rocks: she did leave religious life, like so many others, and came to a bad end in 1985, another washed-up one-hit wonder. If only she'd stuck with St. Dominic!