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 What's in a name September 13, 2003 Spa Catholic January 31, 2006 Anniversary of Sister Lucia's death February 16, 2006 Can I get a Witless? October 18, 2008 Rome Tweet Rome December 3, 2012 Headline news September 8, 2005 Palm Sunday April 9, 2006 Prepare the Kitty Conclave March 2, 2013 The Vatican's office on sports October 8, 2005 Quotes then and now November 30, 2010 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.