Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Visiting Jesus.

Today Roo and I made a brief visit to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The older boys were at Grandma and Poppy's for their holiday sleepover. We are very blessed to have a Blessed Sacrament Chapel in our parish, which is 500m from our door. It is almost always open. Naturally it's my favourite place to spend time. My dog is even content to wait outside when we go for walks!

The chapel is a small room attached to the presbytery. It has less than a dozen chairs, some reading material and many beautiful holy pictures of Jesus and his Blessed Mother. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in a monstrance, at the base of which are always flowers. One can be physically very close to Jesus. You can see why it's one of my favourite places to spend time!

I was very proud of Roo during our visit. He was very reverent. He made a double genuflection and sat quietly in his seat. After a short time, I told Roo we were leaving. Without any prompting he said "I love you Jesus." Very cute.


Suzanne said...

Reading this reminds me of an often quoted: "Give me a child to the age of 7 and I give you the man". Roo is very special and so are you my darling daughter.

Suzanne said...

I've just checked your blog again and remembered this: remember when your Dad and I went overseas for 10 weeks? When we were in Rome I told him I wanted to sit in the side chapel in St Peters and if he wanted he could come back for me later. To my surprise he said 'no I'll sit with you"! Every now and again I'd think I bet he wants to leave, but decided to take him at his word and didn't worry about what he might be thinking. It has always been a special memory and I don't know if I have shared that with you before.