Monday, February 25, 2013
Sister Mary Katherine entered the Monastery of Silence.
Mother Superior said: "Sister, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so."
Sister Mary Katherine lived in the monastery for 5 years before Mother Superior said to her: "Sister Mary Katherine, you have been here for 5 years. You can speak two words."
Sister Mary Katherine said: "Hard bed."
"I'm sorry to hear that," Mother Superior said, "We will get you a better bed."
After another 5 years, Sister Mary Katherine was called by Mother Superior. "You may say another two words, Sister Mary Katherine."
"Cold food," said Sister Mary Katherine, and Mother Superior assured her that the food would be better in the future.
On her 15th anniversary at the monastery, Mother Superior again called Sister Mary Katherine into her office. "You may say two words today."
"I quit," said Sister Mary Katherine.
"It's probably best", said Mother Superior, "You've done nothing but bitch since you got here."