A lovely nun called Maria surprised me on Thursday-
Maria: With a surname like that, you'll be from Ireland.
Me: Sadly no, but my dad's family came from there.
Maria: Have you ever been?
Me: Only to Dublin a few times.
Maria: That's where I come from.
Me: Like U2.
Maria: U2. Ahh, that Bono, he's lovely, so he is.
She is the the coolest nun in the world! The staff at the Redemptorist monastery of Kinnoull were wonderful hosts, just as I remembered them being many years ago. They served their guests well, with smiles and genuine Christlike care. They've got a real joy in life.
In other thoughts about rock stars, after the service tonight I was told that I got a mention on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show yesterday, and to my amazement it's true! Listen here from about 29.15.