Who Needs Men in Church?
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(06-07-2016, 10:23 AM)PrairieMom Wrote: But you know what I remember the most? My grandfather serving as acolyte. Often when we went to Mass he was doing that. That devotion, that service, is something that stuck with me all these years, even after years of not being in the Church in my teens and early 20s. I mean, I remember my grandmother, saying rosary, the icons in the home, all of that stuff - but when I try to imagine what faith and service and piety means I picture my grandfather dressed in those garments, doing the things he did.

Very similar experience here.  I didn't get to see my grandfather at Mass a lot because he lived in Belarus still.  But, there was something really powerful to see him in the role of acolyte and then as a general helper at the parish as his cancer worsened.  There is a feeling I can't really explain but it obviously touched me to see a man so devoted to his Catholic beliefs and the church.  It's difficult to explain but it really made an impact.  But, I am compelled from the depths of my soul (again, can't explain) to follow his example of love for Christ.
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Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-06-2016, 09:06 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by divinesilence80 - 06-06-2016, 11:00 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-07-2016, 01:04 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by formerbuddhist - 06-07-2016, 05:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 10:09 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:10 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-07-2016, 10:23 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Zubr - 06-07-2016, 10:59 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-07-2016, 09:07 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:46 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by Pilgrim - 06-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 12:25 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by PrairieMom - 06-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Re: Who Needs Men in Church? - by introvert - 06-08-2016, 03:29 PM



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