A friend of the Province is alluded to in an article in today’s New York Timesconcerning the role of drinking in English culture:
“Drink also featured heavily in the life of George Brown, a Labor foreign secretary in the 1960s, who is once said to have stumblingly invited a guest in flowing purple robes at a reception in Peru to dance. But it was not to be.
“‘First, you are drunk,’ the guest is said to have replied. ‘Second, this is not a waltz; it is the Peruvian national anthem. And third, I am not a woman; I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima.'”
The cartinal at the time would have been a great friend of the Province, Cardinal Juan Landázuri Ricketts, OFM.