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

17 November 2010

The problem with euphemisms

The scene: It is 1961. An Irish brother is giving a retreat to a group of nuns. Having heard on the radio about the attack on Irish UN troops in the Congo, he thought he should share this information with the retreatants.

Brother: Some of our soldiers in the Congo were caught by the Balubas last night.

Sister: Oh my. That must really hurt!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Anne said...

Hmmm - sounds more ben trovato than vero. Glad you got home safely - was lovely to see you.

18 November, 2010 00:26  
Blogger BroLo said...

Oh ye of little faith!

25 November, 2010 15:47  

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