This Sunday, I was again blessed with the opportunity to attend a Traditional Latin Mass at Saint Benedict Center. Again, the sermon was wisdom-packed, and the Canon was very well said (although, silly me, I had only $1 for the collection; I'd spent my $5 on a Shania Twain CD the day before).
Afterwards, Br. Andre Marie, MICM gave an informative and amusing update on the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Intelligence Report", which labels Catholic Traditionalists (specifically the Center) as a hate group. Among the report's comical calumnies were reports that the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
may support abolishing the government,
support violoence against Jews,
have an ideology based in hatred, and (best of all)
are trained in Tae Kwon Do and have automatic weapons.
Needless to note, all at the brunch had a fine laugh over that! If only all knew of the kind and loving nature of the Slaves, "more and more" people would not oppose them. This thinly veiled liberal hatred (from an allegedly anti-hate organization) is the fruit of an unsympathetic press, willing to buy into every bit of leftist propaganda. The Slaves are always so friendly.
After the enjoyable brunch, I was witness to one of the coolest and funniest things ever. A few of the sisters were eating doughnuts as they said goodbye to all. Now, that is something I never imagined as possible; gone are the images of heroic Carthusians from my brain, all thanks to
The Nun with a Doughnut
One Lord's Day most bright, after Holy Mass,
I saw a sister breaching God's command,
Crumbs on her lips, a donut in her hand.
A common hydrogenated trespass,
I should have said, This victual eschew!
For the symbolic spouse's fatty bite
Sent an unlight example to my sight,
And when the nun was through, I had one too.
My, I haven't felt so comically animated in weeks. It's somewhat of a distraction from a longer poem I've been working on. It'll tie in heaven, Hell, and Israel; the Cristeros, the Masons, and the Dust Bowl. Oh, and did I mention romance? Well, it will just be as crazy good as most of my metered mutterings.