Angels?

A few years ago, in the UK, I was touring a group of five year olds around the Parish Church. We had those big bright stained glass windows and I asked them what they could see. They came up with a few things including “Fairies”. I realized that they were calling the...

St Matthew

A few years ago I was meeting people at a Church. This usually goes pretty well but on this day when I asked one lady what she did for a living she said she worked for the tax office and then looked at me in a way which I interpreted as “Just do not say anything...

Holy Cross

When I was preparing for Confirmation (and in those days also first Communion) I was in a Church where I was taught to make the sign of the cross before I held out my hands for the bread and the cup. The priest taking our class could have said all sorts of clever and...