Humor Funny you don't look like St. Benard by Jeffrey Miller July 19, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller July 19, 2006 Good doggie, can I please see the reliquary? 13 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post The religious right made me do it next post Politican partisans, not teachers of the faith You may also like Seal in Nun Freshness December 15, 2006 The Cafeteria is now Open! May 24, 2005 That new math January 1, 2003 To Bear witness to the light April 26, 2005 Psalm sentencing December 12, 2007 Eucharistic Musing October 23, 2004 Pastor Metallica March 4, 2005 Tract or Treat October 26, 2003 Anti-pope rally November 26, 2006 Mary's Fiat February 27, 2004 13 comments Nancy July 19, 2006 - 6:53 pm Psssst … don’t let the cats see this! Reply Chris July 19, 2006 - 8:24 pm The Pope meets a Saint (Bernard) :o) Reply Chris July 19, 2006 - 9:33 pm After all, if the CATS saw this it would be a case of “all your base are belong to us.” Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Reply aaron July 20, 2006 - 5:17 am Benny meets Bernie Reply nick July 20, 2006 - 4:46 pm You know that passage that says it is not right to take the food that is meant for the children and feed it to the dogs? It’s metaphorical, don’t worry. Reply Fr. JT July 20, 2006 - 5:55 pm “And the best part is that, with their white fur, even if they shed it won’t show on the cassock!” Reply Tito July 20, 2006 - 8:50 pm Hey, is there really beer in those canisters that the dogs carry under their necks? Reply Plato's Stepchild July 20, 2006 - 11:14 pm For a minute, I thought the Pope was ordaining them. Reply Louise July 21, 2006 - 8:43 am Tito, I thought it was brandy the dogs carry………. I think this picture of Pope Benedict with the dogs is charming. He is such a dear, sweet man; and although he is said to prefer cats, he loves all animals. I hope he enjoyed his visit to that place. Reply Philip July 21, 2006 - 12:19 pm Woah, I just noticed the little puppy in the background. Talk about cute :-O Reply Fr. Totton July 21, 2006 - 8:40 pm The Pope seems to be vacationing in some ultra-moderne (the “e” was intentional) “chalet” constructed of glass and steel – it looks like a very sterile place – like a hospital – just the sort of place I would want to spend my vacation. As far as the dogs go, I understand they were first bred by a group of Trappists in the Swiss Alps – the patron of their abbey – none other than St. Bernard. Of course there is the dog pronunciation (Bernahrd) and the human pronunciation (Bernurd) sort of like the distinction on the saint of Hippo – for protestants he is “St. Awwgusteen” and for Catholics “St. Agusston” Reply Maureen July 21, 2006 - 9:32 pm And for Texans as for Chaucer, he’s Austin! Reply Some Day July 24, 2006 - 2:37 am So he likes cats huh. Interesting. I like dogs for their “loyalty”but cats truly are more aristrocatic. The Lion of the tribe of Juda, a lion, no greater animal than that. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.