Sunday, January 04, 2009

Swiss resort town of Ascona on Lake Maggiore...


Cuban rum and cigars (and German beer) and a game of chess in the Swiss Alps is about as good as it gets.
And the Catholic priesthood is the world's greatest fraternity.
And as we often say of Catholic life: a big steak, a big cigar, a big beer and a big conversation about big things is our great Catholic pleasure!





9 comments:

Peter said...

WOW! You really live the life. Does the Vatican not hire English-speaking tour guides? That could keep you in money for your time in Italy.

Anonymous said...

I second the comment. You have a wonderful life in Italy.

If it was me, I would continue my studies, and try for a teaching position in a University in Rome.
I wouldn't even think of coming back to the USA if I had this kind of life.

WOW is right. Awesome.

Iosephus said...

You're tempting me to take up smoking so that my appreciation of Catholic recreational life - which is already immense! - may be complete.

Anonymous said...

Awesome. We're very envious, JPS (in a Catholic way, of course).

Down Under

Anonymous said...

Chesterton or Hemingway?

PeterHWright said...

Yes to visiting Ascona, and chess, and the companionship of a priest !

Rum ? I'm not too sure. A cigar ? Very definitely : Romeo y Julietta, for choice.

df said...

The Catholic Hemmingway!

qualcosa di bello said...

little man is totally impressed...says he will be right over!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are not politically correct. Enjoy your cigars (I do too) - though moderation in all things ! (except prayer and going to Mass).


Fr. A.M.