12 thoughts on “What I Got Out Of The Retreat

  1. Jonny P

    anyone make out whats wrote on the page behind, looks like:

    Donny Osmond and the Osmond brothers,
    live in London
    tonight
    Brian masterson

  2. FK

    Rang Deirdre was my class in school. It definitely wasn’t me. All I got out of the retreat was scorch marks from the lightning.

    1. Mani

      Those weren’t scorch marks they were carpet burns. And you weren’t hit by lightening either….

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    I got a fair whacking of a bamboo rod in convent school for saying mass was boring in an essay entitled ‘My Confirmation’.

    1. John E. Bravo

      I just remembered the look of shock, fear and incomprehension when I told my religion teacher that I hated Mass.

  4. Humans eh!

    Lord Jayzus, I remember them fuppin’ retreats again.
    Had forgotten about those boring as shyte indoctrination camps.

    Thanks BS, took me decades to finally forget that awfulness.
    Ah the old days……..
    [I] curls into a ball and shudders[/I]

    It has taught me though how human beings can be conditioned to accepting the most enslaving subservient environment as being ‘normal’

    From having being born in sunny Bessboro and living right through the diktat of the church and possibly more masses than ABM ever attended it seems like a half remembered dream.
    Anyway thanks for the crappy memories…..
    Retreat……indeed.

  5. Clampers Outside!

    Never went on one of these, did an altar boy tour a couple of times, bus full of altar boys and a couple o’ priests heading out to the Burren of a summers day, great craic. Got to play football against the Vienna Boys Choir one year. We won the game – no retreat, no surrender – but in fairness to the VBC lads, they all had to wear hats and scarfs for the game :)

    Good times !

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