Monday, February 4, 2008

Benjaman and St. Wolfgang

So his mother makes the mistake of saying something seemingly harmless and simple: "Ben, I need you to fill out this Confirmation form." She asks this of the same child who, when the toilet paper roll was empty, instead of replacing it, wrote on it "Ha, Ha! You're Screwed!" So it should have come as no surprise that when the form was returned to his mother, her review went something like this: "okay. good. you filled out the address correctly....WHAT!?! WOLFGANG! There is no Saint Wolfgang! You can't choose that name for Confirmation because you must choose a saint's name!"

Ben begged to differ. He said that Saint Wolfgang was indeed a Catholic saint and his feast day was on Halloween.

Enter the power of the internet. I felt just like Timmy Turner (if you don't know who he is, you're not watching enough Nickleodeon!) as I Googled "Saint Wolfgang" and, lo and behold, he is indeed a Catholic Saint, circa 994 AD. In fact, that's a painting of him and the devil (not Benjaman) at the top of this post.

I love the way this boy thinks!

Yeah, Ben!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My twin sons are also doing there confirmation, one picked sebastian and the other twin picked wolfgang. I too found this on the internet by typing in saints names so i said ok you can have it , it is a saints name , only he was called up at a practice run today of the confirmation by the preist, he was told that this is not a saint it is a legend, my son was so upset and told me when i got there to pick them up , i have now printed alot of information about st wolfgang to take to the priest on monday. Even your picture, THankyou.
p.s HE is still allowed to have the name.