Sister Caterina, The Pope & a Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Through the parted curtains leading to the sanctuary, Father Morelli could see Sister Caterina standing there. An hour ago he had done the weekly midday Mass and after the visitors had left, he remained there at the altar, praying and thanking God for helping him to get through the service. …

Sightseeing, Nigerian Food & the Eucharist

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli left the loft. He was Saturday afternoon and he was going to meet Genet at Monte Mario. They would go for a walk in the park after admiring the views of Rome from the hill. Afterwards, they would visit Santa Croce a Monte Mario. He was looking forward …

The Opera, A Play, A Villa & Celibacy

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was coming down the stairs from the loft where he sometimes like to go and read His Bible. He had been up there for quite some time and was now making his way to the sanctuary because he was expecting Genet to stop by. They saw each other …

The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

Mrs. Morelli Visits Her Son

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was on his way down from the loft when Sister Caterina told him that his mother was there to see him. "My mother?" "Yes, Father Morelli. She's in the office." Did he detect a note of censure in her voice? But, why should she have such a sentiment …

Chioma’s Talitha Kum Interview

istock Image Yesterday when Dushan and she returned to the hotel after they visited Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and Scala Sancta, she got a call from someone from Talitha Kum saying that her interview was with Sister Frances. She couldn't speak to any of the former trafficking victims but one of the nuns …

Engagement & Wedding Plans

"Do you want a long or short engagement?" Tanner asked Melania. They were at his place. It was a Saturday afternoon. Last night he had taken her out for dinner at the CN Tower. Before dessert, he proposed and after she managed to say a tearful yes, he slipped the exquisitely beautiful ring on her …

Leo’s Tattoos

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Father, I guess I should have worn a shirt or something before coming into the church," said the young man whom Father Culpepper had never seen before. He was in his late teens or early twenties. It was hard to tell. His arms and neck were covered in tattoos Maybe that …

Hank Questions Ede

It was Saturday and they were having lunch at Ede's grandmother's house. Ede could tell that something was troubling Pastor Hank. He wasn't his usual jovial self. He was pleasant when interacting with her grandmother but a few times, she caught him watching her with an guarded expression on his face. She couldn't wait to …

Christmas in Madeira

"Your mother wants us to spend Christmas in Madeira?" "Yes." "Are you sure she wants me to go too?" "Of course. Why wouldn't she?" "I still don't think that she likes me." "Maybe in the beginning she wasn't as warm and welcoming as she should have been, but I thought things were improving." "I wish …

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