Nuns Poolside

In our July 2015 LMU(update), LMU Magazine’s monthly email to alumni, we challenged readers to send us a funny caption for one of our favorite photos from LMU’s past.

Pictured are (bottom, l-r): Sister Mary Brigid Grace, Sister St. Jude Mann, Sister Lucy Thorpe, Sister Eugene Byrne, Sister Mary-Theresa Lyng, Sister Madeleine Baxter, Sister Paule Clerkin, Sister Clotilde Pena and Sister Kathleen Joyce; and (top, l-r): S

Pictured are (bottom, l-r): Sister Mary Brigid Grace, Sister St. Jude Mann, Sister Lucy Thorpe, Sister Eugene Byrne, Sister Mary-Theresa Lyng, Sister Madeleine Baxter, Sister Paule Clerkin, Sister Clotilde Pena and Sister Kathleen Joyce; and (top, l-r): S

In our July 2015 LMU(update), LMU Magazine’s monthly email to alumni, we challenged readers to send us a funny caption for one of our favorite photos from LMU’s past. The winning caption comes from Dennis Rowse ’76, whose major as a student was biology. In addition to lots of clever captions, some of which spurred bursts of laughter, the truthful details about the photo, from Mary Leah Plante, R.S.H.M., pleasantly surprised us. The photograph was taken Aug. 17, 1989, at the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Community Center, located at the corner of 85th St. and Loyola Boulevard, an apartment building for elderly sisters. The photo was a thank-you sent to William H. Hannon as a way to show appreciation for the chairs, which he had given to the community of nuns.

The winning entry
“Where are the Chippendales that you promised, Sister Agnes?”
Dennis Rowse ’76

Some other captions we received
“He’ll turn it into wine any minute now …”
Richard Jordan

“Baptizing and cocktails start at four.”
Kristy Hughes ’05

“No, thanks. I don’t need the sunscreen!”
Anne C. Eggleston

“Did you guys bring your bathing suits?”
Claire Abenoja-Coloma Tsao ’97

“Baptism or bust!”
Leslie Magri

“I think I see my principal in this photo!”
Francesca Hagadus

“Who’s willing to raid the wine cellar while the rest of us jump in?”
Stephanie Jones ’05

“Nunbathing”
Miranda Patino

“Did someone say ‘Marco?’ ”
Alex Petrilli Jr. ’82

“This photo was taken moments before the ‘Marymount Synchronized Swimmers’ performed their flash mob performance to the tune of Will Smith’s ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.’ ”
Mia Medina Mirassou

“For some, chilling poolside with your crew in a La-Z-Boy is a religious habit.”
Mathis Fender

“Relaxing”
Ana Maria Rydell

“The sisterhood of the swimming pool!”
Margaret Kordus Hendrickson ’84

“Waiting for the pool boy”
Ellen Peeters White

“ ‘Melrose Place’ 30th Reunion”
Sarah Hansen Gacina M.A. ’06

“We put the Super in Superfluity, right sisters?”
Sheila Finegan

 

Pictured are (bottom, l-r): Sister Mary Brigid Grace, Sister St. Jude Mann, Sister Lucy Thorpe, Sister Eugene Byrne, Sister Mary-Theresa Lyng, Sister Madeleine Baxter, Sister Paule Clerkin, Sister Clotilde Pena and Sister Kathleen Joyce; and (top, l-r): Sister Agnes Traina, Sister Mary Eileen Rath, Sister Michael O'Leary, Sister Brenda Fielding and Sister Emmanuel Gallagher.

 

In our July 2015 LMU(update), LMU Magazine’s monthly email to alumni, we challenged readers to send us a funny caption for one of our favorite photos from LMU’s past. The winning caption comes from Dennis Rowse ’76, whose major as a student was biology. In addition to lots of clever captions, some of which spurred bursts of laughter, the truthful details about the photo, from Mary Leah Plante, R.S.H.M., pleasantly surprised us. The photograph was taken Aug. 17, 1989, at the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary Community Center, located at the corner of 85th St. and Loyola Boulevard, an apartment building for elderly sisters. The photo was a thank-you sent to William H. Hannon as a way to show appreciation for the chairs, which he had given to the community of nuns.

The winning entry
“Where are the Chippendales that you promised, Sister Agnes?”
Dennis Rowse ’76

Some other captions we received
“He’ll turn it into wine any minute now …”
Richard Jordan

“Baptizing and cocktails start at four.”
Kristy Hughes ’05

“No, thanks. I don’t need the sunscreen!”
Anne C. Eggleston

“Did you guys bring your bathing suits?”
Claire Abenoja-Coloma Tsao ’97

“Baptism or bust!”
Leslie Magri

“I think I see my principal in this photo!”
Francesca Hagadus

“Who’s willing to raid the wine cellar while the rest of us jump in?”
Stephanie Jones ’05

“Nunbathing”
Miranda Patino

“Did someone say ‘Marco?’ ”
Alex Petrilli Jr. ’82

“This photo was taken moments before the ‘Marymount Synchronized Swimmers’ performed their flash mob performance to the tune of Will Smith’s ‘Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.’ ”
Mia Medina Mirassou

“For some, chilling poolside with your crew in a La-Z-Boy is a religious habit.”
Mathis Fender

“Relaxing”
Ana Maria Rydell

“The sisterhood of the swimming pool!”
Margaret Kordus Hendrickson ’84

“Waiting for the pool boy”
Ellen Peeters White

“ ‘Melrose Place’ 30th Reunion”
Sarah Hansen Gacina M.A. ’06

“We put the Super in Superfluity, right sisters?”
Sheila Finegan

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