Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“If This Is Poverty, Bring On Chastity.”

The most popular joke about Jesuit poverty is this:  A first year novice is visiting a large Jesuit community during a big celebration of the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, on July 31, usually an occasion for grand dinners.  The novice spies the immense dining room, the tastefully appointed tables, the flower vases and the filet mignon ready on the table and announces, “If this is poverty, bring on chastity.”
Link (here) to read the quote by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

1 comment:

Qualis Rex said...

Yeah...I don't see the joke. And I don't think St Ignatius does either.