A couple want to have children but the wife can’t get pregnant so they go to see a priest for advice. The priest tells them they came at the right time as his superior has sent him to Rome for 10 years and he’s leaving tomorrow.
“As soon as I get there, I’ll immediately light a candle for you,” he promises. The couple thank him and the priest heads to Rome.
Ten years pass and the priest returns to his home town. The first thing he does is visit the couple’s home. He can hear chaotic, loud noises when he knocks on the door.
The wife opens the door with three little children on her arms, a couple of them hiding under her skirt, and others behind her playing around. The priest counts as many as ten of them!
“Well this is quite a pleasant surprise!” the priest says. “It seems as though God listened to my prayer. But where is your dear husband?”
“My husband’s in Rome,” says the wife with a tired look on her face.
“Rome? Why on earth would he go to Rome?”
“He’s gone to blow out that candle you lit!”