And if you think he looks like he is having too much fun…well, he is! 🙂
But for now, I have to live vicariously through Bad Catholic’s blog, among others. And although I was slow, I did finally get something up about it today. THIS POST was the whole week in the making. I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to say necessarily, but I felt called to write something.
I made it to Spin Class again last night. I guess I keep wanting to tell you all that because at least then I get to report something! I have been unsuccessful in getting to do anything else. It partly makes me want to pay for another session so I will at least continue going to this. I also have the thought to see if there are any other evening group exercise classes I might be interested in at the Community Center. The kids actually do pretty well. The boys go to Child Watch, the girls have stayed home for an hour, but I think I could even let Sarah and Dani shoot baskets or something while I work out now. Anyway…three more weeks of Spin Classes…so I really need to figure something out.
Any ideas from you all about how I could get more exercise in? I can’t seem to get my butt out of bed in the mornings (thank you, Vincent, for your still sporadic 3 a.m. wake up calls), I’m most likely not going to do any exercises you read about doing in your living room. Oh well, I am sure something will work out eventually.
THAT is the new Crucifix hanging in our parish church. It’s beautiful. It’s a piece of art, really. It’s handmade by a parishioner and get this: there are 8 third-class relics incorporated into the cross, all donated. When Father told us about it last week at Mass, I learned that a relic is first-class until it’s been handled, and then it becomes third-class. All of the relics in the Crucifix are bone fragments from the Saints represented. I also learned that the only way we could display it here is if he had all the authentication stuff to prove it was what he said it was. Several were donated recently, one was donated a while ago and forgotten, then found. It’s really incredible. See QT#7 for a list of the relics.
Next, see that cross at the bottom of the Crucifix? That is where the other 7 are located. First, at the top of that cross is a relic of St. Francis of Assisi. Then there is a row of 3 relics: On the left is a relic of St. Ann, mother of Mary; then in the middle is a relic of St. Marie-Rose Durocher (pronounced DU – ROW – SHAY); then to the right is a relic of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine. Then there are three more below that on the remaining portion of the vertical part of the cross. There is a relic of St. John Neumann (of Philadelphia), then a relic of St. Cecilia and finally a relic of St. Maria Goretti.
We are so blessed with this new addition to our parish. I made the picture of it my wallpaper on my iPhone. I love that I can look at it so often that way.
Have a great weekend everyone!