Genesis 27:3 states “Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.” It’s right there in the Bible–and according to a post on Diocese of Erie, it looks like Benedictine Sister John Paul Bauer of Pennsylvania’s St. Mary’s, who is also an English teacher at Elk County Catholic School, was paying attention:
Congratulations to Benedictine Sister John Paul Bauer of St. Mary’s who bagged a 10-point buck after saying the rosary in her tree stand in Weedville the first day of hunting season Nov. 30. The buck had a perfect 16-inch spread and weighed about 200 pounds. She had it butchered and shared the meat with a couple of local families.
According to erienewsnow.com, this is Sister John Paul’s third deer of her career. She spotted the buck after sitting in her tree stand for three hours on opening day while praying rosary. A group of does apparently showed up with two bucks trailing them, with the largest one being the one she took. Sister John Paul also brought home a bear five years ago.
“In St. Mary’s, this is what you do. You go hunting. Everybody goes hunting. The coach, myself, the students,” she said.
Excellent work, Sister John Paul!