Friday, 10 December 2010

The Franciscans go to Hell but the Dominicans are en route to Heaven

The Dominican artist Fra Angelico painted the very famous 'Last Judgement' showing certain well known Franciscans tumbling towards hell while the Dominicans, headed upward to Heaven.
"Francisan? This way please"
That appeals to my sense of humour but then I was educated by Dominicans. Just a little friendly rivalry!


  1. That reminds me of another famous rivalry...

    What goes "black-white-black-white-black-white-bump"?
    ...A Dominican falling down the stairs.

    What is black and goes "tee-hee-hee"?

    ...The Jesuit that pushed him...

  2. I couldn't help laughing. Anyway. I was prepared for my First Communion by a franciscan, a saintly man who, we heard, was murdered by guerilla people in Angola - where I was born and lived until my teen years.
    About the dominicans: my girls studied, for some years, in a convent school run by them. They were very nice and (almost) always wear their habits, what we cant't say about other nuns in a near by convent who, most of them don't wear it, only the real old ones.(dorotheans)