Lenten Thrills: 1974
Did you know that during Holy Week in 1974, an Australian nun had a top ten hit in the United States with a recording of the Lord’s Prayer? I didn’t either! Happy Lent to
I made my non-believer husband watch the video with me on YouTube. Our comments are included with screenshots below.
Me: Whoah! Check out the Dream Team!
Josh: Of what?
Me (bad Australian accent:) “These new uniforms are wicked, Sister Janet.”
Me: That’s the modern habit! She looks amazing!
Me: Sister Janet’s rock band! Look how “Mercy” is taped on the drum!
Josh: Oh God.
Me: This is the beginning of punk rock!
Me: Those uniforms are wicked!
Josh: No! Not the sensible shoe tapping!
Me: YES!!! I WANT THOSE SHOES!!!
Me: I have totally done that.
Josh: No! Not the modern Jesus!
Me: Y.E.S. I LOVE IT!!!
Me: Let’s watch it again!
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.