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 …

Confessions

After having Christmas dinner, Jürgen and his mother remained in the dining room while his father and Monifa went into the living room to watch TV. “What’s the matter, Mother?” Jürgen asked. “You’re not wearing your cassock.” “I don’t wear it all the time.” “You weren’t wearing it when Lena thought she saw you.” “She …

The New Secret Room

Father Kiesler had decided that he was going to spend Christmas with his parents and that he was going to take Monifa with him. He called his mother at lunch time that morning to tell her. She sounded happy and told him that she and the rest of the family couldn't wait to see him. …

The Morellis Attend Christmas Mass

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It was Christmas Day and Father Morelli was giving the Mass. His sermon was on The Mystery and Goodness of God and the scripture verse he used was Genesis 3:15. "God fulfilled this promise and that is why we celebrate Him as God. It was His desire for us to …

Coming Home for Christmas

“Jürgen’s coming home for Christmas,” Mrs. Kiesler announced. “That’s great news,” Mr. Kiesler replied.  “But, somehow you don’t seem very happy about it.” “Of course, I’m happy that he’s spending Christmas with us.” “Then, what’s wrong?” “I’m thinking about what Lena said.” “About seeing Jürgen with a teenage girl when Gunther and she visited Hamburg?” …

Lunch, Christmas Dinner & Roberto

It was exactly noon when Genet arrived at the restaurant. Fabrizio was already there at the table. He was on his tablet but set it aside immediately when he saw her. "Hello." "Hello." His gaze traveled over her. Smiling, he remarked, "You look great. She forced a smile. "Thank you." "I thought you might like …

Father Morelli’s Guilt & Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was in the sanctuary, earnestly praying and beseeching God to forgive him. "In Your Word, it says that no temptation has overtaken a person that is not common to everyone. You are faithful, and You will not let anyone be tempted beyond his or her strength, but with …

Mistaken Identity

PHOTO PROMPT © Starsinclayjars "Where did you find it?"  "In the bushes."  "It's Gunther's. He probably took it off and left it there. He hates wearing it. Says it feels like an extra foot. Stay for a cup of tea?"  "Yes, thank you."  "By the way, before his unfortunate accident, Gunther and I were in Hamburg. I thought …

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 …

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