Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cats


One of the many cats you'll find at St. Alphonsus

11 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

My kind of place.

ShariYS said...

OMG ... a place after my own heart, just like Hemingway's but with crosses and statues ... where is this now?

ShariYS said...

I'm sorry, I just read it closer ... the country church with the dominating spire? They have a cat colony?? Certainly would keep the mice out of the place!

Alex Fries said...

yeah, they have quite a few cats. Some live under the church, others around the grounds. They are all very friendly.

Jeffrey Smith said...

The Holy Father loves cats, and Leo XIII often had a kitten riding in the pocket of his cassock.

Alex Fries said...

Kyle, Father Speier has a cat in the rectory. Her name is George. haha

Jeffrey Smith said...

That happens more often than you might think. When they're kittens, it's not easy to tell the difference, unless you know the secret trick.

ShariYS said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/us/nationalspecial2/21cats.html?_r=1&sq=pope%20benedict

Sadly ... when the Pope moved into his quarters, they wouldn't let him keep his cats! (Although I'm sure they're being well-cared for ...)

I'm the proud cat-mom of nine!

Jeffrey Smith said...

HERE'S the link for that. It's good.
Actually, that about not being able to take his cats to the Vatican isn't certain. It started in the press, but I've heard reliable sources say it isn't true.

Irene said...

Jeffrey, thanks for the factoid about Leo XIII.

Jeffrey Smith said...

Its name was Micetto.