Laughter in the Refectory: My Life with the Saints

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The Duffy book on the papacy also reminded of a very funny story we read at table about Pope John XXIII in 2007 in a book by James Martin entitled My Life with the Saints.  The pope was “in a Roman hospital called the Hospital of the Holy Spirit.  Shortly after entering the building, he was introduced to the sister who ran the hospital.  ‘Holy Father,’ she said, ‘I am the superior of the Holy Spirit.’  ‘You’re very lucky,’ said the pope, delighted.  ‘I’m only the Vicar of Christ!'” (Martin, 2006, p. 182)

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3 Responses to Laughter in the Refectory: My Life with the Saints

  1. blackwatertown says:

    Boom. Tish!

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