One of the most moving, and instructive, experiences of my life occurred one summer when I visited my boss.
One summer I took some friends with me to the Benedictine monastery of Metten, where my boss in the curia, and the former abbot of the same monastery, was passing the summer.
When we got settled in, I went to the sacristan to figure out Mass for myself with my friends. But when we came to the church, Card. Mayer had taken the place of the sacristan. He set up for Mass. Served my Mass. Asked for my blessing after Mass. And then he served me with my friends at breakfast in the refectory. It was a pivotal experience. He was full of pivotal instruction, as a matter of fact, and some day I’ll tell more.
Now I have received these pics of a meal in a seminary.
I believe the great St. Roberto Bellarmino waited on tables and washed dishes with Jesuit novices.