Happy Women's Day to all the women of our parish - even though we are one day late! Better late than never, as our Fr Azzopardi used to say to us in Pune.
Yesterday Fr Maria Arokiam wished the women present at mass Happy Women's Day. Someone was heard answering loudly: The same to you. Perhaps it's the long cassocks we wear or something.
Jokes aside, we do need to work to ensure the dignity of women - in our families, in our society, in our parish.
Which reminds me of a joke, which I hope will not be construed as misogynist or sexist. It seems that the parish priest was announcing in church: Women, sit on this side. Men on the other side. Just then the Mother Superior of the Convent appeared at the door with all her nuns. And she asked loudly: And we, where shall we sit?
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