Thursday, March 04, 2010

being Catholic in the South provides much hilarity...

... I once had the pleasure of attending a Nascar event with a certian Franciscan friar friend dressed in his brown Capuchin habit. You would not believe the questions people stopped us to ask him. My favorite of course being, "are you in the KKK?" Wearing a habit to a Nascar race in North Carolina proved to be quite a teaching moment.

I always wondered what would happen if the Penitentes came to my town.



Photo source, Catholic Eye Candy. While you're there, wish his blog buon compleanno.

3 comments:

Tim said...

We bought little statues of these guys when we went to Avila, Spain with the Archdiocesan Boy Choir of Philadelphia. We don't think anything of them watching over us on the mantle, but every once in a while we have to explain them to a wide-eyed someone who is visiting the house for the first time.

Badger Catholic said...

Alot of people don't know the KKK chose their outfits hoping Catholics would get the blame for their actions.

The Crescat said...

I didn't know that. Learn something new every day. :-)