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When these are the days of, Let this cup pass.

I strolled, aimless through the boutique. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular; I was just wandering, hoping my directionless steps would slow my anxious mind. Truth is, I didn’t really want to be in the store, but at the time, it was easier to be there than confined to the couch or bed. I had

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Of Embarrassing Prayers and Naked Talks with God

I lift my hands and splash my face. My neck bends, my back follows, and I rest my hand on the cool tiles. The water streams over me, and I hit the tile with my tiny fist. My mouth opens to speak words then closes. I wash my hair instead of saying what needs to

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What If Purgatory is a Real Place?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant “And now, let us say our customary prayers for the repose of their soul,” my priest gestured to us, and took a position of prayer. Kneelers unfolded and out came the Hail Marys. Wait. I thought Mass

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