Friar on U Street

Is that a monk on U Street? Is it Halloween in June? Or maybe a player getting his freak on? Nope, none of the above.

That would be a Franciscan friar headed to work along U Street in Washington DC. A Franciscan friar who thinks the robes are a little over-the-top but is down with the message none the less.

And with a easy gait from a love of the lord, he walked with me, a devout Atheist, and to his credit and my respect, he never once tried to convert me or question my faith.

So to repay his grace, I’ll leave out the snark and say that I respect those that join a clergy, be it of any religion, especially one that involved a vow of poverty. I have way too much techno-lust for that.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Did you expect him to try to convert you?

    Naïvité…. ;)

  2. anon (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

    There’s actually a monastery in DC. It’s a pretty interesting place to visit and has beautiful grounds to stroll. It even has replica catacombs.

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