Boudreaux, a Cajun highlander from Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, was
an older, single gentleman, who was born and raised a Baptist, living in
Each Friday night after work, he would fire up his outdoor grill and cook a
venison steak. Now, all of Boudreaux's neighbors were Catholic... and since
it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on Fridays. The
delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks
was causing such a problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally
talked to their priest.
The priest came to visit Boudreaux, and sug-gested that Boudreaux convert to
Catholicism. After several classes and much study, Boudreaux attended
Mass... and as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were
born a Baptist and raised a Baptist, but now you are
Boudreaux's neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and
the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighbor-hood. The priest
was called immediately by the neighbors and, as he rushed into Boudreaux's
yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped in amazement
There stood Boudreaux, clutching a small bottle of water which he carefully
sprinkled over the grilling meat, and chanted: "You wuz born a deer, and you
wuz raised a deer, but now you a catfish."
Thanks Barry & Louise D.