(Closed) Nun didn't know she was… pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
4335 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsWBS:  And if would have been a funny joke if the “Immaculate Conception” actually referred to someone getting pregnant without having sex. (Which it doesn’t.)

Post # 18
251 posts
Helper bee

@red_rose:  Oh you. You’re so silly! It’s going to be okay, just breathe!

Post # 20
4335 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@LynnSnow:  What an intelligent and clever response to my well-thought out attempt to explain your misunderstanding. 🙂 You’re right, I should probably stop and catch my breath, I’m just so breathtaken with your wit!

Post # 21
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@MrsEdamame:  The commitment she made to be a nun asked her to be able to commit to God fully. Part of the reason they are asked to not wed or to have children is because then they are unable to give 100% to the Lord. She can’t fullfil her duties as a nun, but that doesn’t mean the church will turn its back on her. Coming from someone who was a a teen mom, and very active in our Catholic church, our church welcomed us with open arms.

Post # 22
140 posts
Blushing bee

She got pregnant in her home country while in the process of becoming a nun. In other words she broke her vows so it would make sense that she no longer be a nun, I mean she broke her vows that’s expected. I also read an article where the father was reported to be a “former flame.” 

Post # 23
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

So…why can’t she have conceived as Mary did?  Isn’t that what Christians are all about, the second coming of Christ?  How the heck is he supposed to show up?  On a boat like Aragorn in Return of the King?  Out from under an Invisibility Cloak a la Harry Potter?  

Post # 24
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@ieatunicorns:  Exactly! People who are upset that she’ll be asked to step down as a nun are missing the fact that–quite apart from the fact that she probably broke her vows–she can’t meet all of the requirements of the job anymore now that she’s a mom. And she can’t meet all the requirements of being a mom if you’re a nun. Parenting is a major responibility, and you essentially owe your children the best upbringing possible. Why would growing up in a convent be a great environment for a little boy?

I also don’t understand why some people are assuming that the bishop’s statement is saying that she should leave the church altogether. It’s hard to understand the nuances of language through translation.

Post # 25
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@red_rose:  Not to sound like a bitch but I honestly just don’t care to be lectured in a condescending manner on the accuracy of a religion that isn’t even mine. Okay, so the term immaculate conception isn’t technically about the virginal conception, but that concept does exist and I think people understand what people mean when they wrongly say immaculate conception in reference to Mary conceiving Jesus.  Clearly I didn’t pay close enough attention in 14 years of religion class in Catholic school. 


Post # 26
2216 posts
Buzzing bee

@MrsEdamame:  I think it’s reasonable if she is asked to step down as a nun, and I do hope that the Church will take care of her until she is able to get back on her feet. I’m sure coming to terms with this new reality is hard for her if she really wanted to be a nun, but (as long as she wasn’t sexually assaulted) it was she who made the decision to act in a manner that could have grave consequences considering her choice of profession.

@foreverdreaming:  This article says she became a nun in September 2012. That would have occurred way before she became pregnant. I wonder how they figured out that the father was a “former flame” though…that might just be speculation.

Post # 28
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MrsEdamame:  I would guess that she would. Not because she did anything wrong, but because she might not be able to committ to the job requirements. I mean, Nuns don’t marry or have kids for a reason – they can’t have their attention constantly divided between serving the Church and their children.

I do think its reassuring that the other Nuns took up a collection for her and her little one. And I’m hoping that the Church does in fact give her the support she probably needs right now (spiritually, emotionally, and physically).

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