Frank or Jerry?

Is Jerome the patron saint of sarcastic bloggers? I don’t think so. He was too grumpy.

I nominate (on the eve of his Feast Day) St Francis…the jongleur de Dieu…the juggler of God, and since he was the Court Jester to the King of Kings, I nominate The Curt Jester as an honorary Franciscan blogger.

Since we are nominating Holy Fools I declare that because I have absolutely no authority whatsover to make this nomination, I therefore have the highest qualification.

A question to provoke some comments: what other saint was an accomplished juggler and acrobat, and staged his own little circus in order to evangelize the local yokels?

About Fr. Dwight Longenecker
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03352298984655637789 Jeff Miller

    St. John Bosco?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Dwight Longenecker

    I can’t believe it. I come up with what I think is a cool and obscure piece of saintly trivia and the first guy gets it right.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03352298984655637789 Jeff Miller

    I once saw a movie on St. Bosco on EWTN that showed his acrobatic capabilities so it just happened to be a piece of trivia I actually knew.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12012332023931166256 Doogie

    >> Is Jerome the patron saint of sarcastic bloggers? I don’t think so. He was too grumpy.Actually, Dwight, you underestimate the grumpiness of many of us bloggers.Especially us converts.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Dwight Longenecker

    you’re probably right doogie. Sarcasm is usually fuelled by bitterness.


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