A bouncy little number from 1966 about leprosy, performed by many happy nuns and penned by Sister Miriam Therese, who came up with the songs sitting alone in foreign fields with nothing more than her guitar and her desire to sing.
I don’t believe the nun on the cover of this 1974 album from Peter Pan (trying its hardest to look most un-Peter Pan-like) is the actual singer on the album - the liner notes explain that the band’s interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer is a faithful cover of the rock version by nun Sister Janet Mead, and the rest of the songs on the album follow through with that aesthetic. They’re so much to love on this, but I am particularly fond of this track, which sounds like Mrs. Miller fronting the Monkees.
I’m moving beyond my record collection and delving into my collections of whatever useless nonsense I have laying around AS WELL as my record collection … this grouping I title “The Catholic Church Wants YOU!”
This selection from a 12-song 7 inch single from 1972 has an arrangement that reminds me of The Boy Least Likely To. All the songs on the record were written by Sister Roberta McGrath, no church name given other than “Office of Communications,” which is located in East Hartford, Connecticut.