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Comical Catholicism

February 20, 2010

Published by Metro

Interactive. Comedic. Fun. These words aren’t often associated with religious education, but “Sister” Maripat Donovan isn’t your typical Catholic nun, and neither are her “Catechism” classes.

For 17 years, Donovan has toured the globe teaching about saints, sins and now, in her newest show, “’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3,” about the sacrament of marriage and the last rites.

“The audience is the other character in the play,” says Donovan, who wrote the one-woman show after 16 years of Catholic education. “You’re allowed to ask the sister any question about anything you want.”

Class clowns beware: Sister demands good behavior from her students.

“Early on you figure out that if you talk and get caught, it’s not so good,” Donovan says. “If you chew gum or wear a short skirt or you come in late you might get chastised by sister.”

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  1. Jesse permalink
    February 24, 2010 10:27 am


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