March 9, 2015

Aggiornamento

From the Philokalia:

The fathers ... kept the commandments; their successors wrote them down; but we have placed their books on the shelves.

Overheard on retreat:

In the old days, when a friar arrived at a friary for the first time, the first thing he asked was, 'where's the chapel?' Then it was, 'where's the refectory?' Now it's, 'what's the password for the wifi?

3 comments:

Sr. Ann Marie said...

And now most people wouldn't know what a refectory is!!

Gregg the Obscure said...

Yesterday I was at an art show. A friar depicted in a painting (which was unfortunately too expensive for me) looked a whole lot like Fr. Charles. The painting was titled "Unknown Martyr".

Brother Charles said...

Ha!