Saturday, October 15, 2005

From sour-faced saints deliver us!

Today being the feast of the great Teresa of Avila, I'm reminded of an (apocryphal?) anecdote about her.
It's said that she used to advise her sisters that if a Dominincan was coming to dine that they should prepare a nice piece of fish because Dominicans like to eat. However, if a Jesuit was coming they should instead prepare questions; Jesuits like like to answer questions. (The cynical would say instead that Jesuits like to hear themselves answer questions.)

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