Friends,I really like lilacs. Their perfume is intoxicating. I have a few lilac bushes on my family’s country estate, Blithering Heights, a quarter-acre of...
Monday, September 22, 2008
the little Church that could
Last week before Hurricane Ike, the Pastor at Nana's church called (literally phone called, with help) everyone together to pray for the safety of the Church and the community. He is also a devotee to The Divine Mercy, they frequently say it during the Pastor's intentions during Mass. I can't recall right now, but I think they said a Rosary and a Divine Mercy Chaplet in addition to Mass. The community lost electricity, but there was no other damage. All of the newly planted palm trees are still standing. Praise God! This is the same Church, that with Divine intervention, prayed and prayed for the Trans Texas Corridor to go somewhere else and it did. Number One Son is complaining about not wanting to go to church (he loves going to Adoration), of all the places we have been to Mass, Nana's church is the only one he likes to go to. I respect that Father David is a true father to his parishioners. He manages to teach and make them listen and respond, even if they do not want to. Our children love to pray because we've shown them how God answers their prayers. Father David has managed to do this for his parish. He is truly a shepherd to his flock!