Saturday, August 09, 2008

Saturday Joke

The lights go out in the church as the priests are about to celebrate the Divine Office.

~The Carthusians (silently) go out in search of candles.
~The Franciscans sit and pray for a miracle.
~The Benedictans don't care, because they can say the whole thing by heart.
~The Redemptorists go to the Jesuits for help.
~The Jesuits think that this must be an exception, and that they must not have to celebrate the Divine Office in this case.
~The Dominicans decide that the time is ripe for a discourse upon the nature of light.
~The diocesan priest goes and changes the light bulb.

(Thanks, Miriam!)

9 comments:

Freder1ck said...

some Franciscans I've known would be more likely to pull out glowsticks!

angelmeg said...

In our case the diocesan priest gets someone from his facilities committee to change the lightbulb.

Father would never change a lightbulb for himself. Heaven forbid. His hands were made for Chalices not Callouses.

Diesel said...

I don't get it. Do some jokes about Scientology.

Brittany said...

*ahem* and the Salesians take the Carthusians' candles and make shadow puppets on the wall to tell a Gospel story for the kids.

Athanasius contra mundum said...

A military chaplain would have got out his night vision goggles.

Jaya said...

And the Oratorians tell a light bulb joke.

Dcn Scott Dodge said...

It's like a dearly beloved mentor, who is a diocesan priest, once said:

Religious priests vow poverty; diocesan priests live it

Panda Rosa said...

I'm a Presbyterian. We'd form a commitee to decide on an idea to plan to do.

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