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Two People On Sand

A priest friend of a friend once commented, “I could be a saint if it weren’t for the people!” I feel that way all the time. I’m so easily annoyed; it’s probably my worst personality defect. I’m like a grouchy old lady waiting to happen: just give me a cane and a rocker, and I’ll… [Continue Reading]

Status in the sight of God

I went to confession tonight; well, I tried, anyway. It was one of those big pre-Easter sessions where there were hundreds of people and about a dozen priests. By the time I got in one of the s there were at least 30 people in front of me, and after waiting a while I decided… [Continue Reading]

It’s easy to love people far away

Earlier this week, I had a falling out with a relative. We haven’t spen since. I’ve been praying about this (though my prayers are admittedly along the s of “DID YOU SEE THAT?! I am NOT going to apologize. I did not do ANYTHING wrong…”), and I keep getting this nagging feeling that I’m supposed… [Continue Reading]

Knock, knock. Who’s there? A clue.

My post from Friday about St. Frances of Rome was supposed to be up on Thursday. After a fun but completely mentally and physically exhausting day, Thursday afternoon I put the kids down for their naps and flopped into my desk chair for my daily quiet time. It was like a taste of heaven itself… [Continue Reading]

A first confession, part I

Last night I made my first confession. For those of you who are interested, here was my experience (complete with pictures of our church that I to a few months ago): I tried to go on Tuesday night but by the time I got there they’d closed the since 500 people had already shown… [Continue Reading]