Another classic joke featuring three of the most popular religious orders in Catholicism
A Franciscan, a Carmelite, and a Jesuit are on retreat in a small hermitage, in the vicinity of a monastery in the mountains. As the Carmelite was cooking oatmeal for them all for dinner, the lights suddenly went out.
The Franciscan fell on his face: “Oh, brothers,” he said, “let us praise God for letting us conduct our retreat in even greater poverty.”
The Carmelite quietly sat in a corner of the hermitage: “Oh, brothers,” he said, “let us thank God for letting us have even greater solitude with Him in this dark night.”
The Jesuit folded the newspaper he was reading: “All right, brothers,” he said, “I’ll change the light bulb.”