An Elderly Priest Get’s His Dying Wish

An old Catholic priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

He motioned for his nurse to come near.

“Yes, Father?” said the nurse.

“I would really like to see Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi before I die,” whispered the priest.

“I’ll see what I can do, Father,” replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to them and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Harry and Nancy would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Harry commented to Nancy “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images.” Nancy couldn’t help but agree.

When they arrived at the dying man’s room, the priest took Nancy ‘s hand in his right hand and Harry’s hand in his left. There was silence and a look of serenity settled across the old priest’s face.

Finally Nancy spoke. “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?”

The old priest slowly replied. “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” His voice trailed off . . .

After a brief pause, he continued . . . “The Lord died between two lying thieves, and I would like to do the same.”


  1. SAHMinIL

    Oh snap! That is all I have to say…When I’m speechless I tend to say “oh snap!” LOL

  2. Sister JEM

    LOL – I had to read this to my husband, who also laughed out loud. Thank you! God bless!

  3. Elizabeth

    Yup, that is a laugh out loud moment.God Bless that old Priest!

  4. Hannah's Tears

    Thanks Pat, you must have heard that I needed a good laugh! That was great…T.G.

  5. Micaela

    Heheh : )For all those priests out there…take note…..

  6. Mitzi

    thanks for the story 🙂 God does have a sense of humor…:)

  7. Gemma

    Funny, but sadly, accurate.

  8. AdamTrek

    That’s gotta hurt!

  9. John J. Jakubczyk


  10. Our Family

    Very Funny Pat!

  11. Kim

    LOL, yes, but one of the thieves crucified with Jesus was The Good Thief! 🙂

  12. Mike Sanders

    Very funny and sad because it’s true. There is always hope for conversion.

  13. Heidi

    Is this a true story because if it is, it is powerful.

  14. blessedpierguy

    is this true? or just a joke?

  15. deb

    Okay, that was hilarious and I am stealing it for my own blog. LOL

  16. Nathan

    I’m fairly certain (I’ll say 90%) this is a joke, and is not true.Still, it would be good to have confirmation.Note to Patrick: If you don’t want to stat in the post itself that this is a joke (or not), then you could comment immediately on your own blog, letting your readers know.

  17. Patrick Madrid

    Yes, it’s a joke. Isn’t it pretty obvious?But even so, I know a few stalwart old priests who would dearly like to pull off a grand final exit like this one, that is, if they could only get Nancy and Harry to show.

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