Go On the Plane - A Wild Western Skit, Passionist Style!

As we prepared for Mother Catherine Marie to leave for her new assignment in Lucca, Italy, we tried to think of a fitting way to express our love and prayers.  Sr. Frances Marie came up with the idea of re-writing the classic song, "Home On the Range," and the younger nuns threw together some costumes for a performance of the resulting drama.  An encore performance was requested, and today we share with you the lyrics and cast photo of our very serious, wild-west-meets-cloistered-nuns production, Go On the Plane. Hope you enjoy!

Go On the Plane

to the tune of "Home On the Range"

 

Mother Catherine Marie: 

Oh give me a home

Tha-at’s not far from Rome

Where the dear nuns of Lu-ucca stay

Where seldom is heard

A plain English word

And there’s vino and pasta all day!

Refrain:

I’ll go, go on the plane

Where the dear nuns of Lu-ucca stay

Where seldom is heard

A plain English word

And there’s vino and pasta all day

Lucca:

Oh who will she be,

Mother Catherine Marie,

Our superior from the U S of A?

What if she arrives

With a burger and fries?

In the Spirit, we’ll know what to say!

Refrain:

Come, come on the plane

And with us in dear Lu-ucca stay

Where seldom is heard

A plain English word

And there’s vino and pasta all day

 
 Sr. Frances Marie as Mother Catherine Marie, Theresa & Sr. Maria Faustina as the chorus, the  real  Mother Catherine Marie with Sr. Joan Mary, and Sr. Mary Andrea, Sr. Lucia Marie, & Sr. Cecilia Maria as the Lucca nuns

Sr. Frances Marie as Mother Catherine Marie, Theresa & Sr. Maria Faustina as the chorus, the real Mother Catherine Marie with Sr. Joan Mary, and Sr. Mary Andrea, Sr. Lucia Marie, & Sr. Cecilia Maria as the Lucca nuns


 

Mother Catherine Marie:

I feel very small

And the order’s so tall,

But my Jesus won’t lead me astray.

With Sr. Joan at my side

It’ll be a smooth ride

And St. Gemma Galgani will pray

Refrain:

We’ll go, go on the plane

Where the dear nuns of Lu-ucca stay

Where seldom is heard

A plain English word

And there’s vino and pasta all day

Whitesville (whole community sings this):

You won’t be alone

In your new Lucca home

We’ll be with you in prayer every day

And we know you have heard-

-It’s in God’s Holy Word-

He will guide you each step of the way!

Refrain:

So go, go on the plane

Where the dear nuns of Lu-ucca stay

Where seldom is heard

A plain English word

And there’s vino and pasta all day