Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Work of a Parish Priest

From Diary of a Suburban Priest, who got it from Catholicism Anew...

During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights go out.

The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat.

The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers.

The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God's gift of darkness.

The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge.

The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing.

The parish priest, who is hosting the others, goes to the basement and replaces the fuse.

2 comments:

Tim Langenderfer said...

The last line brought a chuckle but the third one made me laugh out loud and spill my beer. Jesuits at a Eucharistic Congress, now that is real comedy.
What is with the eye test to sign in? Do I just type in the same letters or do I have to go to Matthew Fox's website to find the definition of "svmhia" or is this one of de Chardin's made up words.

Father Martin Fox said...

Tim:

Sorry about the "word verification" thing. The software picks the word at random I think.

The problem arose because of "spam" posting.