Tuesday, June 2, 2015

O brother, where art thou?

This story was told to me this weekend by a 90 year old monk.
I kid you not, he really did.

Sister Mary didn't arrive down for morning prayers.  Neither did she turn up for breakfast. Mother Superior was worried so she sent up Sister Margaret to her room to see what was the matter. Sr. Mary was still in her bed.
"Are you feeling sick, Sr. Mary?"
"No, Sr. Margaret".
"Why didn't you come down for breakfast?"
"Sure I didn't get a wink of sleep last night."
"Why was that?"
"There was a saint in my bed?"
"A saint??? Really? How do you know he was a saint?"
"Sure didn't he have "St. Bernard" written on his underpants!"

For my non Irish readers, "St Bernard" was the brand name for Dunnes Stores, in the same way as "St. Michael" was the brand name for Marks and Spencers.

Isn't it brilliant when you meet someone who knows the secret to a long, happy life.........humour!


  1. Monks tell the best of jokes against Nuns
    have yet to find a Nun telling one back. Have you ?

    1. Come to think of it, I never have. Good point!