In October 2009, Cruise was a "surprise" guest when Matt Lauer was roasted at the friar's Club.
He wore the hooded brown habit and sandals of a Franciscan Capuchin friar.
But that kid from Podunk, now unloading freight at the big-box store, is a universe away from Oxford and a Capuchin friar buddy.
His first theater role was as friar Laurence in a UVA production of Romeo and Juliet.
A man in a knit cap called out to the friar on duty, Father Paul Lostritto.
Nevertheless he reverently greeted the friar and bade him be seated.
This the friar promised to do, and departed with the knight.
The friar was at hand to release Juliet from her tomb the very instant after the fatal phial had been emptied.
Several of the by-standers declared that he was not that friar.
Without any further preamble the priest took a seat near the fire by the side of the Capuchin friar.
late 13c., from Old French frere "brother, friar" (9c.), originally the mendicant orders (Franciscans, Augustines, Dominicans, Carmelites), who reached England early 13c., from Latin frater "brother" (see brother).