Outside of cheesy jokes, it’s not often that you hear about a group of priests walking into a bar – but some holy men did just that. However, when they decided to hit up their local pub to celebrate a couple of them getting ordained, the reaction they received probably wasn’t what they had expected. In fact, the priests in question were ordered to leave – and all because of what they were wearing.
As anyone who’s familiar with the Catholic Church will know, the journey to priesthood isn’t an easy one. In fact, it requires plenty of patience and sacrifice. For instance, as well as giving up material goods and money, seminarians spend pretty much all their time with their fraternity brothers and must also commit to a life of celibacy.
To achieve this way of life, then, seminarians – or priests in training – live within a community, praying, eating, studying and working alongside their fellow holy men. This environment, as the Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, has explained on its website, “strives to form Christian men characterized by a life of holiness, human virtue and generous service.”