Friday, August 29, 2008

Radical Catholicism


I saw this in a sacristy over the summer, and was impressed! There is nothing quite like old time religion.

13 comments:

ekurlowa said...

I knew, what is "a poison", but took a dictionary (I know Engleish not very well) and checked it.
For WHAT?

pelerin said...

I too am baffled - please Father explain!

Fr Ray Blake said...

Pelerin, I can't.
I should have looked in the drawer.

Sacristy spy said...

The sacristy is that of the Oxford Oratory. The poison is real poison, used for killing rats. The birettas are real birettas, used for...well, covering the head. Why are these two items stored together? Well, why not?!

pelerin said...

LOL! (I'm getting the jargon now!)

Anonymous said...

GUN & FISH

don't nobody speek french in this here blog?

Pastor in Valle said...

I have to say that looks rather like Freddie Quartley's calligraphy, in which case I suspect the locus is the sacristy of the Oxford Oratory. Am I right?

pelerin said...

Fr Z has put this photo on his blog and there are some great comments from across the pond!

gemoftheocean said...

Fr. Ray....I can understand you not looking in that drawer. MUCH more fun to imagine what's in it than to actually know!

Fr Ray Blake said...

Gem,
As a priest, I have learnt never to open drawers, unless I am invited to do so.

As an Englishman, it would unforgivable to pry. I would have to retire to my library with a loaded biretta at my temple.

Anonymous said...

Not a loaded biretta Father, surely a Browning

'Wenn ich Kultur höre ... entsichere ich meinen Browning,'

Or in Britain, the Webley in the Club Room - with a bottle of whisky

Maybe that's it!
The Romish clergy's choice was either a Biretta or Poison, rather than the Britsh approach - whisky and the loaded revolver.

Jim

Fr Bede Rowe said...

Birettas and poison should always go together!

Tomas said...

Sounds like a good name for a new traddy blog. Hurry before someone takes it! :-)