Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Name That Order!

Ah yes, good ol' PWTN! Anyhoo...
This morning I played a funeral in a nuns' chapel. Now, for a chapel that was built in 1960, it's not a bad looking chapel at all. After all, at that time the Mass was still in Latin. Nice baldacchino still intact, and an altar rail (albeit metal). Casavant organ, two manuals, about 14 ranks, German stoplist, built in 1962.

However, because the funeral was small, there was a table set about halfway up the aisle that was used for an altar. Despite that, the priest said Mass reverently. But...

Let's look at the music - something I couldn't change since the people were supplied with written programs...
In: Be not afraid
Ps: I have loved you (which isn't a responsorial Psalm to begin with)
Alleluia wasn't specified, so I used the one from O Filii et Filiae (hey, we're in the Easter Octave, right?)
Off: Suscipe (My God, I am yours for time and eternity...) by Sr. Dolores Nieratka
Massive Cremation
Com: All I ask of you (nice love song for Communion, eh - blech!)
Eulogy given by a nun, longer than the priest's homily (he didn't preach long either - probably about five minutes)
Commendation: Songs of the Angels (by Bob Dufford; the title is deceiving, making one believe it's really the In Paradisum)
Out: Beagle's Things

The deceased nun is pictured in the program wearing her habit (of course - she was 96 when she died). However, there wasn't a freakin' nun in the church with a habit (but there were a banana boat load of nuns).

Now, for a thousand points:
(besides the Water Buffalo Women's Auxiliary) NAME THAT ORDER!



Dad29 said...

If it were Milwaukee, it would be the SSND's (maybe the SSSF/OSF)

Brian Michael Page said...

SSND is a good guess, but


DominiSumus said...

Sisters of Mercy?

DominiSumus said...

My next guess is Holy Union?

Brian Michael Page said...

ONE of Domini Sumus' guesses is CORRECT!

DominiSumus said...

Hmmm, ok I will say Holy Union?

Brian Michael Page said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH I'm so sorry DS. You should have stuck with your first instinct - the good old RSM.

DominiSumus said...

Darn, you know it was a bit of a tossup, but I should have known it was the RSM.

Now that I think of it, I don't think I have ever seen an RSM wearing a habit. Even a modified habit.

A certain priest I know called them the sisters of no mercy.

PBXVI said...

I'm guessing they're apart of the "Secret Society of the Spirit of Vatican II" (SSSVII) which misinterprets Vatican II and is a diminishing order.

PBXVI said...

BTW, forgot to mention as to not confuse readers that the above order is only for pretend... God Bless!