De Colores!

I've just come back from one of the most fantastic and meaningful weekends of my life, a cloistered Catholic retreat called Cursillos. As it is shrouded in secrecy to provide the greatest spiritual impact, I can't reveal too much, other than to say it is extremely powerful, a spiritual energizer that renews faith to the …

Introductory Rites

I thought I'd continue describing the 10-Year Memorial Mass for my mother that I began during last week's blog. The occasion concerned my reversion, or the recovery of my lost faith. Introductory Rites Cantare amantis est: To sing is characteristic of the lover – St. Augustine The recording ended, and Mom’s ten-year memorial Mass began …

Requiem Aeternum

Ante Missa: Salve – Before Mass: Welcome My mother's birthday was last Friday, March 10th. She would have been 79 years old. She died at the age of 60 eighteen years ago on February 4, 2000. On her deathbed she asked me to write the story about her heroic father, never imagining what her request …

First Scrutiny

RCIA--Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, also known as a Catholic Converter I've been an RCIA catechist since 2013 when I covered for my husband during an emergency session. Our son was refusing to go to high school. He decided he would stay home for the next three years and just take the GED to …