I have alway’s respected nuns, but I never knew what they did either, I always enjoyed being around them though.
However last night at a Steve Argisano Concert I heard a good story. This is not exactly his words, but I will try to remember.
Steve was at a youth event that had booths, His booth was right next to the vocation’s booth, so he was right next to the nuns all day (Forgot the Order). Anyway at the end of the day the nuns asked Steve out to dinner, so they went to a mexican restauraun called “On The Border” at the restaurant when they walked in, steve noticed people taking pictures of these nun discreetly and when the server came to take their order. One of the sisters said, please note that we eat simply. So he started asking what they wanted to drink, then one of the sisters started going on how wonderful it was that he was serving them as Christ would. And they waiter said “Oh I am Catholic.” it was Sunday so one of the sisters asked him if he had been ot mass, and he said no because of his job, and the sisters continued to thank him for serving him as christ would. So they asked him if he would like them to pray for him, and he said yes. So the sisters get out of the booth (or Chairs, I forgot) and kneel in the middle of the restaurant and pull out holy cards of saint’s. And they started thanking God for him to be serving them. And they started praying over them. And he said thank you.
Then one of the sisters reminded him that they ate simply, so he asked them if he wanted to get the manager so they can explain it to him. He went to go get the manager, and he came out.
To tell you the truth I forgot the rest of the story, but it ended up being that they got out again to pray over the manager. And at the end they also wanted to thank the cook because it was the best food they have had.
The cooks story to them was that he was born in mexico and that he had legally moved over to the United states, but he was departed from his family. And hadn’t seen his wife or kids in 7 years. So the nuns prayed over him in the middle of the restaurant kneeling.
Then a couple went up to them, and said we aren’t Catholic, but we have been trying to conceive, but nothing has worked, so the nuns got out some holy cards, knelt and prayed over them.
After they had left, they wanted to show steve their building but had to go to the grocery first. Steve was nervous because he wasn’t from they area and had to catch a plane. Well their van got stuck at a red light for a very long time. They had to sit through the light twice I think.
Well when they finally got to the grocery, they walked to the back and saw a woman crying. Her husband had just kicked her out of the house, she had no job, and no money, and no place to go. So they nuns gave her some money to buy food and a hotel room (I think). And the nuns prayed over her. Gave her their number so that she could call them to make arrangements to visit, so they could help her find a job and a place to live.
Yea that’s the end of the story, I highly reccomend if you get the chance to see steve argansono to go do it. It’s his story and can tell it exactly as it happened.