Flying Nuns on Motorcycles

"Nun Run" draws two dozen Catholic sisters on motorcycles for 50-mile fundraiser

"Nun Run" attracts two dozen Catholic sisters on motorcycle spin

Christus Nun Run Sister Mary Thao Vu, Sister Christine Dung with Dennis Omo
Sister Mary Thao Vu, Sister Christine Dung, Dennis Omo. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run President of the board Les Cave, Dynamo's Diesel, Mattress Mack
President of the board Les Cave, Dynamo's Diesel, Mattress Mack. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Joseph Fiorenza
Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza blesses the motorcycles before the ride. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Motorcycle rider and nun
Motorcycle rider and nun team up to raise funds for childrens charities. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Sister Rosanne Popp
Sister Rosanne Popp and friends. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Bikers take off headed to San Leon TX
Bikers take off headed to San Leon, Texas. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza, Sister Kevina Keating and Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza, Sister Kevina Keating and Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Houston Dynamo Diesel, Edmond Flournoy, Sister Kim Tran
Houston Dynamo Diesel, Edmond Flournoy, Sister Kim Tran. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Sister Kim Tran
Sister Kim Tran is ready to ride. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Matress Mack
Edmond Flournoy, from a CHRISTUS school program, talks to Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale. Photo by Chris Bailey
Christus Nun Run Sister Mary Thao Vu, Sister Christine Dung with Dennis Omo
Christus Nun Run President of the board Les Cave, Dynamo's Diesel, Mattress Mack
Christus Nun Run Joseph Fiorenza
Christus Nun Run Motorcycle rider and nun
Christus Nun Run Sister Rosanne Popp
Christus Nun Run Bikers take off headed to San Leon TX
Christus Nun Run Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza, Sister Kevina Keating and Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Christus Nun Run Houston Dynamo Diesel, Edmond Flournoy, Sister Kim Tran
Christus Nun Run Sister Kim Tran
Christus Nun Run Matress Mack

Once a year the Sisters of Charity shed their prayerful demeanor for a walk on the wild side. Make that a ride on the wild side with the annual CHRISTUS "Nun Run."

As many as two dozen ladies of the cloth joined the 250 participants recently for the 50-mile motorcycle spin from the St. Austin Center near the University of Houston campus to San Leon for a seafood lunch celebration at the Top Water Grill.

The day's activities included family time at the center with Dynamo mascot Diesel, fun and games and flu shots. Adding to the upbeat ambience was Gallery Furniture's Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale who emceed the fun that included presentation of "Nun Run" commemorative T-shirts.

Before the engines roared, Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza blessed the motorcycles, sprinkling holy water on the machines. With nuns onboard, bikes were ready to roll, escorted by the Blue Knights.

Sponsored by CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare, the event raises funds for CHRISTUS healthcare services for children in need. None could have been more pleased with the results than Sister Rosanne Popp, M.D., medical director of CHRISTUS St. Mary’s Clinic and Les Cave, CHRISTUS Foundation board president.

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