Soliloquy in an International Cloister

Watch your step as Brother Lawrence takes you inside the monastery walls of a five hundred year-old international order. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wish you had ignored your hormones and joined the monastery.

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Location: Rome, Italy

29 January 2007

Legenda Fratrum, Pars XII

This is not really about the brothers, but I heard it from a brother who heard it from a brother who heard it from an Irish supreme court judge, who admitted, 'I'm not sure this is true, but if it isn't, it ought to be'.

The young man being tried in a court case was loudly chewing a wad of gum, in evident disrespect for the judge and the court proceedings. The judge summoned a guard to the bench and instructed him, "Tell that young man to stop masticating." The guard walked over to the defendant and said, "Take your hands out of your pockets."


Blogger Open Grove Claudia said...

Sorry I couldn't hear you, I was chewing my bagel.... Those Irish are funny.

30 January, 2007 02:05  
Anonymous pog said...

The judge is right - that ought to be true. Oh yes.

30 January, 2007 15:26  
Blogger heartinsanfrancisco said...

Maybe he was doing that, too.

02 February, 2007 08:39  

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