Got this great story about Cardinal Dulles, S.J., and the Jesuit vow of poverty in general, thanks to Fr. Kitten (the vocations director for my province), and a Jesuit discernment e-group which I am a part of.
"I drove Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ," writes Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, professor at Fordham University, "to Kennedy Airport for a flight to Rome for the meeting of the cardinals and the pope on sex abuse. We were to stop at the police building and arrange for the cardinal's escort through security. The officer at the parking lot was skeptical. Just a few minutes before, Cardinal Egan had been through and had just left in his limo with a police escort for the terminal. I explained there were two cardinals in New York. The explanation satisfied him; I left Cardinal Dulles in his ten-year-old Toyota Tercel in the lot and went in to find our contact. A sergeant appeared and wanted to know where Cardinal Dulles was. I told him he was in his car. He looked through the glass doors, then sternly stared at me. ‘What car?' I pointed out the Toyota. The sergeant shook his head. ‘What, is he poor?' I responded, ‘Something like that.' Soon after, we lined up the old Tercel behind a cruiser and were escorted to the terminal where the cardinal caught his flight for Rome."
Go Cardinal Dulles, and go Jesuits! That story deserves a big ol' (ol' Army, I should say) Fightin' Texas Aggie WHOOP!
Speaking of Jesuits, by the way, today is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga (For a great website on him, click here), Patron of Christian Youth and namesake of yet another Jesuit University that sports (pun most definitely intended) a crackerjack basketball team (second specialty, remember?). Be a good Catholic and become a Jesuit saint and perhaps you too can have your feast day remembered on this site!
+Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam+
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