The good Fr.Z first claims to walk on water, and the he claims that the biretta in this photograph is photo-shopped, then he claims here that the splendid ferriauolo in which I am pictured is ‘borrowed’!
This bird loving priest is a preposterous popinjay! It is obvious that his claim that I am wearing a borrowed ferraiuolo is absurd. Given the present state of the Catholic Church in the USA, what clerical garment would be more difficult to borrow than a ferraiuolo? Borrow a dralon day-glo chasuble by all means. Borrow an overlay polyester stole with amateur emroidery of rainbows and grapes yes, yes, yes! Borrow a cassock alb that looks like an overblown pillowcase? Of course. Borrow a mis-shapen polyester alb with velcro fasteners! No problem. Borrow a sheer, flowing robe with ephemeral sleeves for liturgical dance? They’re in every vestry cupboard.
But to borrow a genuine, tailor made ferraiuolo? This would be akin to borrowing some great and treasured family heirloom. They are as rare as maniples and tunicles. Even if you could find such a thing the priest who owns it would not let it out of his sight.
I’m sorry. The claim is simply too incredible to countenance.
PS: My step by step recipe for a lamb rogan gosht will be posted next week, along with instructions on how to plant and grow your own Indian herb garden…
I am rolling on the floor laughing, Father! Too, too funny~ The humor, the wit, the perspicacity: over the top hilarious.
I totally love Fr. Z, and his cooking pictures, but it makes me grin that someone’s having fun with him. 🙂
Just sending you a cc of a post to Fr. Z:Welllllll, Fr. Z, you can be excused for stir-craziness due to far-north, late-winter cabin fever—what, pray tell is Fr. L’s excuse!!?? Just a coupla wild and crazy guys?Just askin’, and gonna ask him too.. Blessings!
you are too funny Padre – I am looking forward to the recipe!
Could you post the lamb recipe before Meatfare Sunday for us Eastern Catholic readers, or at least alternate instructions on how to make it with tofu or TVP.
Funny, funny. I am enjoying this competition!