Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick' Day
When I was in college for a few years I assisted at daily Mass. One of our priests (who years later became pastor of our parish) was a Irish as the proverbial Paddy's Pig. I had just set up everything for Mass and had laid out his vestments on the vesting bench and he strolled into the sacristy in his all black clericals. I thought I would have a bit of fun with him and challenged "Ha! What's an Irishman doing on St. Paddy's Day NOT wearing green?"
With that he carefully looked around to see if any old gossiping biddies were within eyesight line. No, they weren't. Then he gently pulled up a bit of the front of his shirt which had been tucked into his waistband and gently tugged up the top band of his boxers -- the greenest item of apparel I had ever seen or ever would see! I just howled.
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the pope had a pair of red and white boxers with beer steins and pretzels on them.