My father died last week. It was unexpected. He had had health issues the last couple of years and had never seemed particularly robust, but he was never near death, either.
It has been almost 15 years since my friend Pat and I walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across northern Spain.
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When it comes to the virtue of patience, I am pathetically deficient.
Recently, I sat in on a discussion on the sacrament of Reconciliation with a group of teenagers. At one point, I locked in on a certain young lady with an expressive face. As the priest explained more about the sacrament, her eyes became big, as questions formed. You could see her mind churning through his presentation.
I am doing as little as I possibly can this Lent. Let me explain.