Awww, your mom looks so proud. Thanks for sharing these pictures with us. So what was your mom like? What was the most important thing she did to instill a strong faith in you?
Hi Leslie,Thanks for your comments!My mother was a person of deep faith and a devout Catholic all her life. My father also always wanted us to go to Catholic school even if it meant some financial sacrifice. They were both "ordinary" Catholics, though, I mean in the sense that while faith was important to them they weren't fanatical about it. My mom always had strong moral values that she instilled in us, so I think faith was more "caught" than "taught," as they say.On my father's side, his mother was a strong Irish Catholic who had to endure anti-Catholic prejudice growing up in New York. So she had this unique brand of Irish Catholicism that blended faith with a salty attitude toward life. Here's what her morning prayers looked like: she would go into the kitchen, say "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph bless us all," and take a shot of whiskey! She lived to be 100 and was quite a character.
Post a Comment