Father Moreilli Considers Leaving the Priesthood

Photo by cottonbro pexels.com It was December 26, Boxing Day in Canada and there in Italy, it was St. Stephen's Day, a national holiday. Father Morelli wondered what Genet was doing. How was she going to spend the day? After they had made love last night, they fell asleep in each other's arms. At four …

Ruth’s Day Tour with Nigel

It was the weekend. On Saturday, Ruth and Nigel took a day trip by train to Bath where they visited the Roman Baths, took a relaxing dip in hot spring water at Thermae Bath Spa, visited one museum and one gallery, climbed Bath Abbey’s Tower, had lunch at elegant Georgian Pump Room Restaurant where they each enjoyed a …

Laird’s 40th Birthday

It was Laird's 40th birthday. His father was taking him out for lunch to celebrate but first, they were going to find a wedding suit for his father. They were in Moss Bros, Mr. Pendlebury's favorite store. "What about this one?" Laird asked showing his father a slim fit Sage Tweed suit. Mr. Pendlebury made …

Hank Proposes

Hank was walking on the beach, his mind on what was ahead. In a couple of hours the sun would disappear over the horizon. He was looking forward to watching it set with Ede who would be arriving shortly. He couldn't wait to see her although his heart skipped a beat every time he thought …

Finally…

Image by Muhammad-taha Ibrahim Naomi sat there, beaming. Finally, after trying for a long time, Yasir and she were going to have a child. They had been married for ten years and had tried and tried to start a family but were unsuccessful. He wasn't the problem and she feared that she was barren like …

Meeting Nata

Nata was sitting in the restaurant, waiting for Micah. He had asked her to have lunch with his uncle and him. "I hope you don't mind," he told her. "He's a Christian like you and very much into missionary work like Daniel." "No, I don't mind. I'd like to meet him." "Good. We'll meet you …

Father Morelli’s First Visit to Genet’s Place

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli and Genet were at her place. After leaving St. Paul`s Within The Walls Church, he took her home. She invited him in to spend a while. They had been to see the Vivaldi's Four Seasons Meets Bach's Masterpieces concert after having dinner at Cotto Restaurant. The concert lasted …

Baptism, Circumcision, Vivaldi and…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "You're all dressed up," Father Morelli said to Genet when he walked over to the pew where she was sitting. "Yes. This morning, my cousin's son was dedicated." "So, the child wasn't baptized?" "No. My church doesn't believe in infant baptism. We dedicate children just as Joseph and Mary dedicated …

Voltaire, Recreation & Horse Riding Lessons

Thaddaus was relaxing on the patio reading the newspaper and having a cup of coffee. He had spent the morning playing tennis with his friend, Jeremy. It was a good match. Although Jeremy was a formidable opponent, he ended up winning the match. After Jeremy left, Thaddaus showered and changed. He went to St. John …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

A week ago, I was asked to baptize an infant later that morning. I have misgivings about it because nowhere in the Bible is there any such thing as infant baptism. Jesus wasn't baptized until He was thirty years old. As a baby, He was dedicated to the Lord. Last night I read every scripture …

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