I wish I could show you a picture of Mr. Anthony Dal Bello. He's the gentleman in charge of the committee to help the Santa Barbara nuns. I happened to catch him on the local news here in Los Angeles and he happened to be standing inside the convent in front of a picture of the founder of the Santa Barbara nuns order. I think it was her picture. It was a nun in a full habit.
But it could have been a picture of Mr. Anthony Dal Bello in a habit. No wonder he has such an affinity for the nuns. I wonder if he noticed the stunning resemblance.
I can't show you Mr. Dal Bello's picture but I can pass on the information of how to help the nuns and I will urge you to do so in any way you can. The nuns either need a new residence in the area or they need a Bill Gates type to buy the house and give it to them. Stranger things have happened.
We need to call on St. Mother Frances Cabrini, the champion of nuns who got people to do things that needed doing (and fixing your car and finding parking spots). Mother Cabrini hitched a ride one day with a rich woman. Making small talk, she told the woman about a dream she had and pointed to a nearby hillside where Mother Cabrini longed to build a hospital. No wait, it was an orphanage. Hold on....maybe a school...the hospital on a hill dream is from the movie, "Come to the Stable." Anyhow, it turned out that the rich woman with the fancy car owned the hill and gave it to Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini built something good there.
You recall the other day when I brought all of this up. My main intention was to explain how nuns come to be where they are, doing what they do. I should have just made it your homework to go watch "Come to the Stable". That would have saved me some time. For one thing, Loretta Young makes the very best nun ever, and Celeste Holm reminds be of Sister St. Aloysius with a French accent. But mainly because it is a fairly accurate description of now nuns operate. Faith, then action, then faith again, on and on and on.
It's faith time for the nuns and action time for everyone else.
We've had a lot of discussion about scandal and fairness. We can talk about that until the cows come home. The nuns' cows are already home. They have until December to GET OUT. It's time for us to drop everything focus on helping their mission.
So here is the link and the information:
Anthony Dal Bello at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your homework is to at least pay a visit or write to the nuns at the convent, 215 N. Nopal St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
I won't be able to check your work. Please remember to use complete sentences.