Monday, October 30, 2006

A Catholic Halloween Treat (for all you mystics)

Here.

(Get it?...explanation below...)




What if you handed it out barefoot...?






...in which case you'd also be discalced...








Handing out, Discalced, Caramel-lites!
(Not sure whether All Hallows' Eve counts as the Dark Night of the Soul, though.)

Sigh. I tried.
p.s. still confused? Check the link above and the comments area....

9 comments:

Gregory said...

I don't get it.

I also feel stupid...and protestant.

angelmeg said...

That really hurt, you had to really stretch to get that one. but it was worth the journey.


Teresa of Avilla is rolling in her glass case. (she is incorrupt isn't she?)

Christina Martin said...

When I was expecting, nobody seemed to understand why I called myself Discalced and gravid.

Meg, I haven't heard anything about St. Teresa being incorrupt. Darn, now I have to go look it up! :)

The Ironic Catholic said...

Gregory, don't feel bad. It's barely worth it. The discalced (shoeless) Carmelites are an order in the Catholic Church founded by Sts. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.

I don't know whether St. Teresa is incorrupt or not. A research project!

Christina Martin said...

Well, you were right. According to New Advent's Catholic Encyclopedia ( http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14515b.htm ) she is incorrupt.

Anonymous said...

I got it! Some old knowledge never leaves you.

Teresa of Avilla is even in my copy of Saintly Support, a book of lists the Saint for which need.. great resource.
mnd67rh

angelmeg said...

She happens to be one of my favorites, so I try to remember a few tidbits about her. The fact that she still has her skin intact is a nice piece of party banter.

Don't even get me started on the story about her dancing on the table with castanettes. She was my kind of woman, and they made her a saint. Maybe there is hope for me.

stephanie said...

Haha!! That was good.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Kind along the lines of the joke that ends...

super calloused fragile mystic with chronic halatosis.