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Posted: September 22, 2007, 1:35 am - IP Logged

Sister Gregory Kirkus, who has died aged 96, was a leading Roman Catholic archivist and historian of English convent life from the recusant period to the present day; a member of the Congregation of Jesus (previously the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or IBVM), she also served as headmistress of St Mary's School, Shaftesbury.

As well as her biographical dictionary, Sister Gregory wrote sketches of school and convent life in the 17th and 18th centuries for the Catholic Records Society. A shy but charming woman, she lived a life of considerable austerity and retained the "Protestant" work ethic of her youth into old age. In later life her fellow sisters were surprised to discover, from an interview she gave for a television documentary about the Bar Convent, that she was a regular buyer of lottery tickets — in the hope that she would win a fortune to secure the convent's future.

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    Posted: September 22, 2007, 2:24 am - IP Logged

    Many people believe that after people passover they sent messages back to the living. Many believe that lottery wins are sent back by the deceased.

    Hopefully, she can send a message to one of her fellow sisters to buy the winning lottery ticket that will secure the convent's future as she tried to do for so many years.

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    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

    Come on Jackpot!!!

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      Posted: September 22, 2007, 2:30 am - IP Logged

      Many people believe that after people passover they sent messages back to the living. Many believe that lottery wins are sent back by the deceased.

      Hopefully, she can send a message to one of her fellow sisters to buy the winning lottery ticket that will secure the convent's future as she tried to do for so many years.

      litebets

      A nun has won or at least an x nun from Maryland

      Bernadette Gietka

       

      http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406799.htm

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        Posted: September 22, 2007, 3:21 am - IP Logged

        Interesting story.  She lived a long life. 

        Regarding the link, here is one person who won praying to win money to give to the Catholic church and as she stated, to stop abortion, and another winner (if you remember Bunky) prayed to win enough to quit working so he could spend his time teaching Wicca.  I think it's wonderful to want to help your church or synogogue, or feel passionate about a cause, but I believe these people won simply because they were lucky enough to pick the winning ticket. 

        By the way, four4me, the story said she had thought about becoming a nun, not that she had been one.  Unless I'm misunderstanding the article, it says she won $180 million and gave away $240,000 so I wouldn't exactly say she sacrificed too much for her cause. 

        "A Catholic woman who won $180 million in the multistate Mega Millions lottery last year put smiles on the faces of a lot of Baltimore-area Catholics when she distributed $240,000 to 10 parishes."

        "Choosing the $112.8 million cash payout, she walked away with $76 million after taxes." 

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          Posted: September 22, 2007, 3:37 am - IP Logged

          Interesting story.  She lived a long life. 

          Regarding the link, here is one person who won praying to win money to give to the Catholic church and as she stated, to stop abortion, and another winner (if you remember Bunky) prayed to win enough to quit working so he could spend his time teaching Wicca.  I think it's wonderful to want to help your church or synogogue, or feel passionate about a cause, but I believe these people won simply because they were lucky enough to pick the winning ticket. 

          By the way, four4me, the story said she had thought about becoming a nun, not that she had been one.  Unless I'm misunderstanding the article, it says she won $180 million and gave away $240,000 so I wouldn't exactly say she sacrificed too much for her cause. 

          "A Catholic woman who won $180 million in the multistate Mega Millions lottery last year put smiles on the faces of a lot of Baltimore-area Catholics when she distributed $240,000 to 10 parishes."

          "Choosing the $112.8 million cash payout, she walked away with $76 million after taxes." 

          I believe in other stories she had been in the convent and was becoming a nun and decided to leave. All this was before she won the lottery she was holding down two jobs and taking care of her mother. I know she also has some family this woman was or is about as timid as a church mouse. When she bought the ticket and looked at the numbers she said no way I'll win with theres numbers and stuffed the ticket back in her purse. Her first new car after the win was a corvette i wonder if she's still driving it or bought something else. She's one of the winners you don't here much about. I think her brother handles the money.

          As far as that story i posted the link to it was just the first story i found when i typed in her name there are other stories.