Saturday, March 15, 2008

Polish priest wins big award!


A Polish priest who is also a cosmetologist, won the prestigious Templeton Prize. I noticed the headline on Sancte Pater - Vincenzo has the story here.


  1. Cosmologist, not cosmetologist.

    Some people, thinking that it's all about keeping up appearances instead of pondering the big questions like, "How did I get here?"


    (I'm sure, Terry, that you knew what was really awarded. The headline, though, is hilarious!)

  2. It sure is a big award. I posted about this a couple of days ago.

    The only one thing that bothered me about the Jesuit is the picture of him at a Templeton function. Instead of wearing his uniform, he wore a suit and tie. Why?? This award is directly tied to his vocational activities. I'm not saying that all clergy should be required to always wear there uniforms everywhere they go, but definitely to occasions that elucidate their vocational tradition. I hope I'm not being too picky over this.

  3. Man, where is my mind. It should read "their" not "there."

  4. Brother - yes - I did know the difference - and deliberately posted it this way. LOL!

    Tom - I think it may still be a practice some older European priests, especially Jesuits, to wear secular suits. Cardinal Ratzinger did so a long time ago as well.

  5. Reminds me a one of my favorite Saints-to-be, Venerable Pierre Toussaint:

    Not just because of his haircutting skills, but because he was kind enough & charitable enough to remain to care for his dead master's widow, after he was freed.


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