Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ask a monk what it means to be a monk!

The story goes that the monks of a Benedictine monastery in England wanted to raise some additional income, so they put up a fish and chips shack on the road nearby. One day, a wag stopped his car outside the shack, and hailed the brother manning the counter that day, "Excuse me, are you the fish friar?"

"No," replied the brother, straight-faced, "I'm the chip monk." (There is a difference between the two.)

Here's a promotional video from St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, PA ... HT to the Crescat: