The last few days have been busy and draining, and I have not found time to post. But that does not mean they were days not worthy of sharing. I'll try to fill you in.
I just got home from Regional Penance Service number three at Saint Agnes Parish in North Huntingdon. After a great dinner (our tradition) seven priests (the four locals and three monks from Saint Vincent Archabbey) gathered in church for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There was a brief service at 7:00 pm and then we heard confessions steadily until about 8:45. As always, all ages, all sizes, all manner of sin confessed and wonderful grace received. Exhausting as these Penance Services can be, I find them powerfully moving. I always come away blessed, and tonight was no exception.
The rest of the day was relatively quiet after morning Mass. I was grateful for that because for some reason my lower back has been "out" since Saturday, making standing or sitting or any movement a challenge. The extra rest was good.
My Sunday was full and interesting. I'll share a bit about yesterday tomorrow. But now I'm late for "Dancing With the Stars".