PORTSMOUTH – It’s not every day you see a nun run. But Sister Maximillian makes a habit of it.
Residents of Rochester see the Catholic nun running in full habit and veil daily with children from the St. Charles School, where the sister helps minister and describes as a foster home “for children in crisis.”
On Saturday morning, the 37-year-old nun is easily recognizable among a crowd of runners who’ve turned out for 19th annual Children’s Museum 5K road race in Portsmouth. She’s the one in the robin’s egg blue and white habit with veil – the blue matching perfectly with her eyes. She also wears a long strand of rosary beads with a crucifix around her neck – and a pair of running shoes.
“It’s a privilege to wear it, really,” says the sister of her vestments. “You wear it and you say so much, without saying anything.”
This is so cool!
When Catholic Answers still had Be they did a story on this nun and the running program St. Charles offers the troubled kids it cares for. I think she was also on “Catholic Answers Live” at some point. Great story, and you know why it’s a story? Because she and her fellow sisters are in full habit. Nuns in sweats with a lapel pin of the order at their collar would have been ignored.
I wonder what Sr. Biko’s take on this would be. 🙂
“She�s the one in the robin�s egg blue and white habit with veil”
Oh, her. ‘Cause it was like “Where’s Waldo” there for a second. 🙂
Sister Biko does have her take on it.
Do you notice that neither one of her feet is touching the ground?
LUV a nun in a habit! This is great.
Sorry Jeff but the defintion of running is that at a point during each stride both feet are off the ground…
“I like Sister Maximillian because she takes us running and she really is, like, the best,” says Stephanie, age 9. “She�s my running teacher and helps me when I fall.”
Kind remind me of Our Lord. What an Example!
Please tell me that Sister Biko (?) thouroughly Modern Nun is satire – a little bit of fun, huh?
I notice Sr. Binko has a phd behind her name.
In her case, It stands for:
Piled high and deep.
Nun On The Run
Notice neither of her feet are touching the ground in that picture… how cool is that?