Stevens Point convent is a "Nuclear Free Zone"


Was in Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids yesterday for work. I was able to visit two gorgeous churches that I haven't been to before -- St. Peter in Stevens Point and Sts. Peter & Paul in Wisconsin Rapids. I have awesome pictures, and some great stories, that I will post later this week [did you know there is a St. Guido? Neither did I!].

The above picture is from the Sisters of St. Joseph convent in Stevens Point. Snapped it as I went by. No caption necessary... I have heard the grounds are beautiful, though.

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  1. ...and when she went inside to ask about the sign, there was a note on the door that said: "Come back later - gone fission."

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  2. I'm stealing this pic, btw...

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  3. Once heard a story 'bout the Servite Sisters up in Ladysmith -- they declared their enclave (the now defunct Mt. Senario College) to be a nuclear free zone...and then the radon alarm in the convent's basement went berserk!!

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  4. We have a convent here in DBQ with a similar sign. Like a nuclear bomb can read.

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  5. All I can say is, thank God those nuns don't have The Bomb!

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  6. What is the problem with that sign? Is that something to be made fun of? Is that really our job as faithful Catholics?

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  7. We just report the news Anon. The Sisters do not have any nuclear weapons on their premises, we are I think all glad that is the case.

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    1. Neither, presumably, do they have a nuclear reactor nor do they store nuclear waste.

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  8. Nuclear: definition #4 from Edictionary.com: Of, pertaining to, or forming a nucleus.

    Nuclear Free therefor means not having a nucleus.

    Nucleus: definition #1 from Edictionary.com: a central part about which other parts are gathered, core.

    I think specifying that they "have no central part about which they are gathered" has a whole lot of theological meaning.

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  9. Their grounds are beautiful. One of the things I loved when living in the area was to pray a rosary in the cemetery, the older headstones were all inscribed with "Sister______ asks for one Hail Mary."

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  10. Angie, thanks for sharing! Unfortunately I ran out of time to visit the grounds, but it's definitely on my short list when I'm back in the area. If only I knew someone who lived in the Diocese...

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  11. It's probably equal distance for both of us.

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  12. I suppose the Mobile MRI vans can't make house calls there...

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  13. Probably a "vocation-free" zone too....

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