Sr Anne Marie (left) and Mother Irene of the Holy Face community in Leap, County Cork broke Covid guidelines to attend an exorcism of the Dáil

Two sisters of the Holy Face
Before Christmas left their ordained place
Thus breaching the plan
Of both God and man
They seem bereft of saving grace

John Moynes

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14 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. ian-oh

    From this report:

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-nuns-of-leap-we-refuse-to-go-along-with-modernism-1.3987116

    “I personally have been living as a hermit for the best part of 30 years,” Mother Irene says. “I was the first person to make my vows in Ireland as a hermit. But don’t call us hermits. Call us Carmelite nuns of the Holy Face of Jesus. The media sensationalise hermits.”

    I’ve been living as a hermit for nearly 30 years. I took my vows as a hermit.

    But don’t call me a hermit?

    Em, OK. Odd person.

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      1. ian-Oh

        Dunno about the auld exorcisms, from watching that 70s documentary on them they seem messy affairs.

        I mean, who eats that much peas for a start?

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  2. GiggidyGoo

    At least they got in there first and chose a non-controversial part of the body. Could have ended up being the Sisters of the Tennis Elbow of Jesus

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    1. Otis Blue

      Fun Fact: It’s pronounced Lepp, due to a famous feat in which a horseman named O’Donovan evaded British capture by jumping a river gorge.

      There’s an old saying “Beyond the Leap, Beyond the Law” which is a reference to the wilds of West Cork that lay under the control of local Chieftain’s rather than British rule.

      The estimable music venue, Connolly’s of Leap, still use the term.

      http://connollysofleap.com/

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      1. Paulus

        Interesting; I’m familiar with Connolly’s and I thought they used to have a slogan; “No sleep till Leap”
        which lead me to assume that it rhymed with keep.

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  3. TypeONegative

    Could never fathom why a young person would want to become a nun. These two, who I understand have no connection to the Church, seem particularly out of touch. I feel sorry for the younger one.

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    1. ian-oh

      I can understand why someone would have a spiritual calling even in this day and age.

      What I do not understand is the belief that somehow God would want obeisance and them risking their lives during this time to say mass. I say this as an atheist myself, but reading up on these Nuns it seems they are immersed in conspiracy and victimhood.

      Rather sad way to view the world?

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