After Mass, I just saw all the second graders (my son amongst them) on their way to the First Holy Communion retreat, and they all stopped, waved, and said, "Hi, Mrs. McClatchy." Such innocence- it was the sweetest and brought a big smile to my face!
I have been contemplating about love lately, and well we all know that being loved is a human need for everyone. I have spent the majority of my 37 years feeling very unloved, even with family surrounding me. So I know how absolutely, utterly painful it is to feel like no one loves you, that you've been rejected, abandoned, abused, that your very...
"My director, Jesus, does not teach me to count my acts, but to do everything for love, to refuse Him nothing, to be pleased when He gives me a chance to prove to Him that I love Him - but all this in peace - in abandonment." ~ St. Therese of Lisieux in a letter to Celine, July 6, 1893.
I am SO excited....went to a local thrift shop today, and found a stack of prayer books from the '30's, a Sunday missal for the Latin Mass, a catechism from 1891, and a Padre Pio book for 50 cents! I controlled myself, and did not get any of the gorgeous statues that were there. I must go on treasure finds more often!!
Camping out in the Saxby's parking lot, using the wifi to download some things from the internet- mine at home is not very fast for large downloads. Very much looking forward to the am- attending a talk about identifying your spiritual gifts!