View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Franciscan groaner

The Franciscan Friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.

Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought this was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not.

He went back and begged the Friars to close. They politely but firmly said no.

So the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the Friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.

Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that: Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist Friars.


Anonymous Your Mexican connection said...

OUCH :-)

You knew about the American student who ran out of money in England and went to a Franciscan church for help. The good Fathers said he was just in time for dinner, and welcome to join them. Being Friday (ok, this was a few years ago), they served fish and chips. And the student -- being a student -- pigged out.

Still, he had good manners, and when the cook popped his head out the window, thanked him, asking if he was the "chip monk". No, replied the cook... I'm the Fish Friar.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Double ouch.

5:24 PM  

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