Wednesday, May 11, 2005

This is Really Freaky

Check out this website for WomanWell.

Scientist and cosmologist Brian Swimme says that "we're the center of the
journey." We've entered into an on-going event - not a

Here, at Woman Well, we celebrate the process which leads us
toward a deeper fullness of life. And we join in the revolution first
identified by feminist writer Simone de Beauvoir, of woman giving birth to

This most important fact about this "ministry" is that it is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. I'd think women whose mission is to constantly adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament would have something better to do with their time than this - please excuse my French - crap. But I guess the fact that their website says, "In recent years, members of FSPA's lay community have joined in the vigil, and the congregation today has 76 prayer partners. " Now, I'm all for lay people adoring the Blessed Sacrament, but that sounds awfully like the Sisters themselves abandoning Adoration for "ecospirituality" or whatever it is they endorse in their Direction Statement and letting lay people fulfill their mission instead.

Here's a one-act play I just made up. Actually, it's more of a scene. Plus, there's no stage direction.

GOD: Knock, knock, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

FSPA: Who's there?

GOD: Jesus.

FSPA: Jesus who?

GOD: Um, the Jesus Who is in the Blessed Sacrament and would like all of you to adore Him perpetually.

FSPA: Oh. Are we supposed to do that or something?

GOD: Yeah, it's in your name.

FSPA: Oh. Well I think since we are Franciscans, St. Francis would rather us focus on ecospirituality.

ST. FRANCIS: Sorry, sisters, no. In case you never learned anything about my life, the Eucharist was the center of it. It should be the center of your's too, and of all Franciscans'. I loved the animals and all, but even they had the good sense to Adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

FSPA: Wait, Simone de Beauvoir never wrote this. Brian Swimme promised us we're the center of the journey. We're confused.

Hat tip to a commentator at Church of the Masses.