My son and I went to his grandmothers house this weekend, we try to visit her once or twice a month, she lives a fair way away so we can’t go too often. Her house is a big old rickety thing, it’s on stilts and it looks like it’s going to fall over any day now. My mother is quite a religious person, she’s a very devout Catholic. We go to church at least once a month with her and it’s always a really nice experience. She’s decorated her house with a lot of Catholic things, crucifixes and images of Christ. She’s very disciplined about praying 4 times a day and recommends that we all use rosary beads when praying so that we can be closer to God. She grew up in an orphanage and was raised by nuns, she says this was a very good experience and that the nuns were never as severe as many make them out to be. This upbringing instilled in her very strong pull towards Catholicism and the church, she’s even travelled to Italy twice to visit the Vatican!
She told us about the first time she stepped into St. Peters cathedral she couldn’t keep from crying, she said she’d never seen anything so breathtakingly beautiful. I’ve been to Vatican City myself and I have to agree that the cathedral there is something that cannot be described in writing. Anyway we stayed at her house for the night, she cooked a nice dinner for us and we went to church in the morning and took communion. Overall it was a really great weekend.