Franciscan Focus

Just a simple blog of a Secular Franciscan trying to live with a Franciscan focus.
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25 September 2011

Screamin' toward Sister Death 

A few weeks ago, I posted the following on Google Plus:

During my Secular Franciscan fraternity gathering [the other] night, our spiritual assistant was discussing Article 19 of our Holy Rule, which ends: "Since they are immersed in the resurrection of Christ, which gives true meaning to Sister Death, let them serenely tend toward the ultimate encounter with the Father." However, I misheard him and did a double-take when I thought he said, "... let them screamingly tend ..." :-P
That mishearing has, of course, permanently lodged itself in my noggin', and now whenever I think of Article 19, I'm unable to shake this image (click for larger):

My 'artistic' interpretation of Article 19. Note that Sister Death is wearing a bow! :-P

For any Secular Franciscans who may've stumbled across this: You're welcome. :-P

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Anonymous Hey Nonny, Mouse said...

Lisa, at AA meetings, we often open with someone reading aloud a passage that introduces and lists the 12 steps. The passage begins, "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path."

One night, the man reading (pretty newly sober) read, "Rarely have we seen a person who has thoroughly followed our path." He heard snickering, stopped, looked up, and said, "Did I say something wrong?"

"No," said the man in the room with the most time sober. "Sounds exactly right to me!"

26 September, 2011 08:27  
Blogger Lisa, ofs said...

Hilarious!! Thanks for sharin'! :-D

26 September, 2011 13:34  
Blogger Blue Eyed Ennis said...

Wonderful !! I only found it a year later but this one is timeless.


13 April, 2012 05:19  

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