Oct 7, 2005

Massaging the message

The THIRSTY SCRIBE has a post about the spiritual daughters of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, whose feast day the Church celebrated yesterday. This French Canadian woman founded the Holy Names Sisters (SNJM) as a teaching order to bring the message of Jesus to the poorest and most neglected children. The modern Holy Names, however, have abandoned their orginal charism and now, through their so-called "Ministry of Touch," offer the following 'body rubs' ...

· Swedish Esalen (with oil)
· Shiatsu (deep tissue release/acupressure, stretches)
· Reflexology
· Chair Massage (through clothes)
· Therapeutic touch (subtle touch/energy work)
· Cranio-sacral Therapy

To learn more about the Holy Names Sisters' sad descent from message bearers of Christ to masseuses, go to NOTES OF A THIRSTY SCRIBE.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Sock said...

The sisters give Chair Massages?

When I was an apostate. we used to call them lap dances.

musical accompaniment

6:08 AM  
Blogger John Hearn said...

From message to massage - oh my!

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These orders that are unfaithfl to their charism WILL DIE OFF--in time. But, oh, they are doing so much damage to the faith in the meanwhile.

Lord, save us from unholy religious!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These orders that are unfaithfl to their charism WILL DIE OFF--in time. But, oh, they are doing so much damage to the faith in the meanwhile.

Lord, save us from unholy religious!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Non Sum Dignus said...

Hmmm..... why could it be that the first thought that came to mind concerning these 'sisters' was that of the pagan Vestal Virgins?

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Savanarola said...

Unfortunately, it looks like they have changed from the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary to the Unholy Names of Isis and Astarte

6:59 AM  
Blogger thirsty scribe said...

Re: "they will die off with time"

Unless they recruit women from the third world to fill the ranks. That is a strategy of some of these orders.

12:37 PM  
Blogger The Pilgram said...

"poorest most neglected children"

That's news to me. They have a school right across from my workplace and it costs 8,000 dollars a year to attend. But hey, they will teach your kid that the "Dignity of the human" person comes before God. Check it out.

http://www.stmaryspdx.org/academics/religion.htm

9:13 PM  

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