Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dominicans go Snow-Mad!

Unseasonably early snow in Dublin is having a strange effect on the Dominican friars at our student house, Saint Saviour's in Dublin as you will see in this video. Thankfully, none of the friars were injured in the making of this production!! It brought to mind though, that joy and frivolity really have to be part of the spiritual life - and if you don't believe me, here's what Saint Thomas Aquinas had to say to those who lacked a bit of joy: 'Those who are lacking in fun, and who never say anything funny or humorous, but instead give grief to those who make jokes, not accepting even the modest fun of others, are morally unsound, and in view of the philisopher (Aristotle), are rough and boorish. Enjoy!!

3 comments:

Fr Míċeál Beatty said...

That's the spirit Brothers ! Another team -building exercise !!

Bubi said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun :-)
Enjoy every single minute, down here in Cork we just have ice... no snow at all :/

Fr Seán Coyle said...

I hadn't read that quotation from St Thomas Aquinas before. It reminded me of the great Mexican Jesuit and martyr, Blessed Miguel Pro, executed in 1927, who 'even promised to joke in heaven. “If I meet any long-faced saints there,” he said, “I will cheer them up with a Mexican hat dance!”' http://ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-voices/20th-century-ignatian-voices/blessed-miguel-pro-sj/

May between sessions of the Mexican Hat Dance he throws a few surreptitious snowballs now and again!