Thursday, August 2, 2007

Can I have a Monsignor Ganswein?


Feeling a little sorry for myself, and unable, as yet to have : a) found my alb. b) moved into my bedroom. c) read a book . d) done any exercise. e) found any system yet of managing my day...... it suddenly struck me ..... what I need is a Papal Secretary, in fact, I need Monsignor Georg Ganswein. He will keep mentally ill people, who think they are long dead Native American tribal elders, at the door. He will not only find my alb, he will make sure it is pressed and ready for action. I will not have to manage my day, because he will manage it for me. He will not, I'm afraid, be able to write my column for the Vermont Catholic Tribune (due today and not yet done - and don't ask trick questions like "how come you can do this silly blog but not your column?") The best thing about having Msgr. Ganswein beside me, will be that when I start to feel sorry for myself, he will remind me of another Benedict who is over eighty years old, has the weight of the world on his shoulders - and doesn't complain.

7 comments:

canon1753 said...

I need a Monsignor Ganswein too.

jefflax said...

Neither of you are pretentous enough to need a Msgr. in your asssignments. What you both need is a good old fashioned sacristan!

Mac McLernon said...

...add to the sacristan a few prayers to St. Anthony!

canon1753 said...

I hope your alb wasn't an expensive one.... I'll pray a novena to St. Anthony for you to find it.

gemoftheocean said...

Well, I heard a story from a friend of mine that back in the 50s her best friend's mother and saint Anthony also had a "close personal relationship." One day my friend went into her friend's house, to be greeted with the statue of St. Anthony draped in black and turned towards the wall. My friend started with "why is St. Anth-" -- she never finished the sentence because her friend grabbed her and hustled her upstairs saying "you don't wanna know, mom's mad at him...."

I'm telling you....did you check if it's still in the old place or not? Did you take it to the cleaners when you went on vacation?

John Seymour said...

LOL

When I got to "what I need is a Papal Secretary" I nearly lost my coffee (decaf at this point in the evening).

And how do you know the other Benedict doesn't complain?

DilexitPrior said...

And when all else fails (or perhaps earlier!) you could also get him to pray your through the tasks at hand - i.e. "Monsignor Ganswein, could you go pray for me that I would have the grace to perservere and write this article? Thanks."