Tag:Penance
Posted on: June 22, 2011 1:17 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Gee apologizes to Little Sisters of the Poor

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Remember the good old days when the only thing Ohio State had to worry about were comments that school president Gordon Gee made about TCU? Specifically, questioning TCU's claim to the BCS title game by saying that the school's schedule was weak and that Ohio State didn't waste time playing "the Little Sisters of the Poor."

Well, Gee caught a lot of flak for those comments already and has apologized, but what he didn't realize at the time is that there actually is a group of nuns called "The Little Sisters of the Poor."

It's a group based out of Toledo, Ohio, and as you can guess by the name, the nuns help out the poor and the elderly throughout the state of Ohio. I have no idea how their football team rates. Anyway, Gee was with the sisters Tuesday where he apologized for his remarks.

"I made the unfortunate comments about the fact that I compared some other football teams to the Little Sisters of the Poor," Gee said on Tuesday.

"He didn't know we were real," said Sister Cecilia Sartorius of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

The Toledo-based group is on a mission to care for the poor elderly across Ohio.

"I am delighted about the fact that Sister Cecilia and I have now developed a wonderful relationship," Gee said.  "I understand her work and value it deeply."

Gee said that he will visit the Little Sisters of the Poor on Aug. 17.

"We've got some great new friends who are helping us," Sartorius said.  "We won't work him too hard when he comes to the home, maybe just cleaning here and there."

No, sister, work him harder than that. I want Gee on his hands and knees scrubbing those floors. I want to see my reflection! Then, when he's done, take the ruler to his knuckles.

Hat tip: Doc Saturday 

 
 
 
 
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