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“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”

― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

SOME HOPE

As we struggle to make sense and survive this worldwide pandemic, we at Nuns4Fun Entertainment want to say we miss you and hope you are staying safe and well.

We will be back in theaters and at fundraisers, and anywhere someone wants a good laugh. In the meantime, like all of you, we are trying to make ends meet, spending more time with our friends and family (even if that’s just on Zoom), and cooking up a storm.

We keep you in our prayers and hope you do the same for us.

Without you, there is no us. We’ll be back as soon as it’s safe!

We want to see you all on the other side of this.

SOME NEWS

 The good news is that we can keep in touch! Check out our Facebook pages for Nuns4Fun Entertainment, Late Nite Catechism, Bible Bingo, etc.

We’ll be posting some fun videos! Like the one below.

 

THE MAY QUEEN!

Did we miss it this month? Oh, I hope some of you remembered that there’s a wonderful tradition in May involves the crowning of the May Queen. Remember that? On the first or second Sunday in May, some lucky little eighth grade girl would be selected as the May Queen. And she got to decorate a special Altar to Our Lady. It was a huge honor. The lucky girl would be all dressed in white and slowly process up the church aisle all the way to the front where the Statue of the Virgin Mary was. And then she would climb this rickety little ladder and we’d all hold our breath. And she would place that circle of flowers on the head of the Virgin Mary. It was such a thrill to have that special honor.

 

I never got to be the May Queen.

But I did learn the song, “Bring Flowers of the Fairest.”

O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

WHO WROTE THAT SONG?

Until about a decade ago, nobody remembered who wrote May Queen song we all sing. The sheet music for “Bring Flowers of the Fairest,” only listed the author as Anonymous or Traditional.

But a little investigative work lead to the uncovering of the author’s name: Mary E. Walsh, who was a student of the Sisters of Notre Dame. It took J. Vincent Higginson of The Hymn Society of America and a published authority on Catholic hymns, to declare that the song belongs to Walsh. And there’s now evidence it was published under the title, “Crowning Hymn” as far back as 1871, and later in an 1889 hymnal.

Nice to give credit where credit is due.

 

THE ANNIVERSARY OF LATE NITE CATECHISM

In case you’re looking for another reason we like May, it’s also the month that the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, opened in Chicago, in 1993. Next time you’re in Chicago, check out the show at the Royal George Theatre, where it starts its 28th year.

 

Late Nite Catechism

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