Smokin!

I first heard this one years ago (in a sacristy, of course), but it still makes me chuckle…

It’s Christmas eve, and a drunk wanders in to the Catholic Church right before midnight mass is about to begin. The procession is lined up in the vestibule. The drunk stumbles up to the thurifer, and suddenly his eyes grow wide. Gesticulating wildly, he shouts, “Hey, lady, look out — your purse is on fire!”

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.


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