Things you miss slightly about being Catholic (though not enough to go back)

(14 Posts)
curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 14:19:58

1. people saying "pray for me" all the time. Sweet and humble. especially when you are a child and the person saying it is very important.

curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 14:21:54

2. lurid tchotchkes with lush, strawberry-like sacred hearts, completely unironically given and received.

curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 14:22:53

3. frisson of anti-little-england rebellion

chibi Thu 18-Jul-13 14:27:39

yy to tchotchkes.

praying and knowing that it is heard.

chibi Thu 18-Jul-13 14:29:29

i say prayers for my grandmother and they fly out of me like leaves on a wind, i don't know where they go or who finds them

who do i help with these? i don't know

i am one giant theological question mark at the mo lol

iwantavuvezela Thu 18-Jul-13 14:29:54

As a child I used to do a weekly reading at the pulpit .... I loved standing there reading aloud, hardly understood what I was reading, but loved been up on the altar .....

curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 15:29:32

Numbering, people, numbering!

4. praying and knowing that it is heard (chibi)

5. As a child I used to do a weekly reading at the pulpit .... I loved standing there reading aloud, hardly understood what I was reading, but loved been up on the altar ..... (iwantavuvezela)

curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 15:30:39

6. feeling more badass than other Christians who don't live with stuff like mortal sin and the fear of hell every day

LucySnoweShouldRelax Thu 18-Jul-13 19:01:41

7. Lost something? Not to worry, pray to St Anthony.

8. Having a mob of dead relatives keeping an eye out for you and looking after you from beyond the grave.

BabyILoveYou Thu 18-Jul-13 20:35:40

9. Skiving out of double Maths with the need to urgently confess your terrible mortal sins.

curryeater Thu 18-Jul-13 20:41:21

10. Lovely kind nuns

VivaLeBeaver Thu 18-Jul-13 20:42:37

11. The sexy parish priest.

Mother Mary - especially since having my child. Just know that she would understand smile

wigglesrock Fri 19-Jul-13 09:20:58

God, I love a good Holy medal and Cemetery Sunday.

I have no real fear of death and my kids have been to funerals, graveyards etc.

We still go to mass, well I do with the kids every so often. I think I was sniffily called a cultural Catholic a while back wink

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