Are you ready for some football?
I bet that is a question you would never expect to hear in a monastery.
Watching the Packers and Steelers on Super Bowl Sunday
Yet, like family and friends everywhere, the Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery gathered to watch Super Bowl XLV.
Many of the Sisters, who are die-hard Green Bay Packer fans, had a vested interest in the outcome of the game, and others just came to enjoy the festivities, camaraderie, and food. Of course we enjoyed the “mandatory” Super Bowl menu that included chicken wings and pizza along with chips and dip…and don’t forget the cake!
I have to admit that, even though my beloved Vikings were not in the game (which made it a sure bet that they would not lose Super Bowl number five), I enjoyed the game. One of the great blessings of Community is that we get to share in each other’s joys and excitements. That meant I could, in the spirit of Sisterhood, support the Packers in good faith. Here’s hoping that next year those Packer fan Sisters have to repay the favor!
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, before entering the Monastery, Sister Lisa taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009. She currently ministers at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth.