Monday, March 22, 2010

Monastic Lexicon #14


Since many of us are following one of our local Catholic high school's girls basketball teams who are in the semi-finals of the State Basketball AA Tournament this week, I thought it appropriate to tell you what it means to hear the word Lassies around here.

Lassies was the nickname of the St. Benedict Academy students, especially its sports' teams. Even though the school closed in 1988, its alumnae association is very active, especially locally. Every month or so their officers come for a supper meeting at the Mount and we just might hear, "The SBA Lassies are meeting tonight."

This time of year is a particularly good time to hear this word as the SBA Lassies were well-known, for decades, for fielding strong, strong basketball teams. In fact, in their very last year they made it deep into the state playoff tournament. And, yes, a number of our sisters were players on those teams and a couple even coached, "the Lassies."

For this year, we're cheering for the Victors of VMA: Go Villa!! (Also the high school Alma Mater for a couple of us!)

Our March Art Show entries: a water lily by art show coordinator Sister Margaret Ann Pilewski and a tall, tall waterfall by Sister Pat Hause.