Mudcat Café message #1953048 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98518   Message #1953048
Posted By: Gulliver
30-Jan-07 - 08:41 PM
Thread Name: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
Subject: RE: Holding hands and singing 'Kumbaya'
I was just starting Secondary School (run by the Christian Brothers, in Dublin, Ireland) when I first heard this song from a group of "trendy" young priests with guitars who carried out a week-long mission at our school. The previous mission we had had was from the Redemptorists (I think that's what they were called), who's main (or rather, only) theme was hellfire, damnation, all sinners and non-Catholics burning forever in Hell, etc.

It was all sweetness and light for the week that the young priests were there, then it was back to the corporal punishment and deviant sexual practices of the Christian Brothers.

The song brings back unhappy memories.