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Four religious memes: From the Old Testament to the Middle Ages

Daniel Esparza - published on 12/01/17

Imagine your classic illuminated Bible, but entirely different.

In case you didn’t know, some saints were well-known for having a good sense of humor. Philip Neri (“the Humorous Saint”), Francis De Sales, and Teresa of Avila, for instance, are not only known for their exemplary lives, but also because they certainly knew how to use a proper joke to good effect. But one doesn’t need to go all the way back to the 16th and 17th centuries to find examples of good Church humor. For instance, it is said that when a journalist asked Blessed John XXIII (pope from 1958 to 1963) how many people work in the Vatican, the pope paused, thought for a bit and replied, “About half of them.”

So, in order to honor such tradition, we want to offer you a compilation of some of our very own memes of the week:

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