Monday, April 1, 2013

Subject: Sister Mary Katherine

>> Sister Mary Katherine entered the Convent of Silence.
>> The Mother Superior said, 'Sister, this is a silent convent. You are
>> welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until
>> directed to do so.'
>> Sister Mary Katherine lived in the convent for 5 years before
>> Mother Superior said to her, 'Sister Mary Katherine, you have been here for 5
>> years. You may speak two words.'
>> Sister Mary Katherine said, 'Hard bed.'
>> 'I'm sorry to hear that,' the Mother Superior said, 'We will get you a better bed.'
>> After another 5 years, Sister Mary Katherine was summoned by
>> Mother Superior. 'You may say another two words, Sister Mary Katherine.'
>> 'Cold food,' said Sister Mary Katherine, and Mother Superior assured her
>> that the food would be better in the future.
>> On her 15th anniversary at the convent, Mother Superior again called
>> Sister Mary Katherine into her office. 'You may say two words today.'
>> 'I quit,' said Sister Mary Katherine.
>> 'It's probably best,' said Mother Superior, 'You've done nothing but gripe
>> since you got here.' 

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