SVD JOKES #7: MISADVENTURES OF FR. KRANEWITTER October 3, 2008Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in SVD Jokes.
Tags: Fr. Pedro Kranewitter SVD, Leyte
When Fr. Pedro Kranewitter (+1987) became the first officially appointed rector of the Sacred Heart Seminary at the end of the World War II, he brought to a military officer his difficulty of having a ride. He was given uniform by the military officer so he could fly on a military plane. In the line of men waiting to board, his suitcase sprung open and all his priestly paraphernalia were scattered.
Having arrived in Tacloban, he hitched a ride on a jeep to Palo to report to the bishop. When they passed a town, Fr, Pedro asked the driver which town they had just passed and mentioned that he wanted to stop at Palo (Palo, pronouncing a as in arm). Oh, the American driver said as he swung the jeep around, “You mean Palo, (pronouncing a as in pay). (Remembering Philippine SVD Missionaries who Have Gone Ahead, 55)
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