The Almighty Sister Jean
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From the Book of Sister Jean, Chapter 1, Verse 3: “God is likely a basketball supporter, more of the NCAA than the NBA.”

The word is truth, especially when it’s speaking about Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the school’s basketball team’s chaplain. On Friday, the internet luminary and 98 -year-old nun contributed her own press conference ahead of the Ramblers’ game on Saturday night, delivering one gem after another.

Asked if God was a basketball supporter, Sister Jean had this to say 😛 TAGEND

“He maybe is. And he’s likely a basketball devotee more of the NCAA than the NBA.”

“I’ll wager that your viewer gathering is large this time and that if you liken it to the NBA when they’re playing, it will be different. And I say that because these young people are playing with their hearts and not for any financial assistance.”

Observers noted that college basketball players do receive financial assistance in return for playing( awards) and that colleges benefit terribly off their free play. But that’s not a ding for Sister Jean. She’s perfect, especially when she offers hopeful words of spur like this one 😛 TAGEND

Other grounds to adoration Sister Jean? When she was academic director at the all-women’s Mundelein College in Chicago in the 1970 s, administrators cause students host anti-war demonstrates without concern — so long as they finished their coursework. Her warmth for the Ramblers is enough to make anyone a supporter.

And then there are her resurgences. During the NCAA tournament, Sister Jean pronounced: “When people say, ‘Why do you do this? You must be awfully tired, ‘ I announce, ‘What inconsistency does it make at 98, whether, I’m tired or not ?! ‘”

The Ramblers recently released a Sister Jean Bobblehead. Within 48 hours, all 5, 000 sold out.

Even NFL managers miss a piece of Sister Jean.

Of her personality, Sister Jean had this to tell The New York Times : “I just think everybody is a celebrity in his and her own way.”

“No matter what we’re doing, if we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing, then each one of us is a luminary, each one is color in the eyes of God.”

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