How about a little light-heartedness to start the week-end? We all love being let into a secret, so today I’ll give you a little bit of nunspeak and what it really means. Please note: you are advised not to try these at home. They only really work in monasteries and among people strangely attired
“in your abundant leisure” = I know you haven’t a moment to spare and it’s probably hopeless asking, but . . .
“in case I die in the night” = I want you to know that I put something in the oratory/library/attic (delete as appropriate).
“I was in the prayer of gentle drift” = I feel asleep during prayer time.
“by virtue of holy obedience” = I’m pleading with you.
“Dear Sisters” = there’s been a disaster somewhere (probably in the kitchen).