Thomas More and I took a lovely day-trip to Charlotte, NC with our friend whom we shall call "Chris Talks." (I would use his confirmation name--he was confirmed with TM and Myself--but as it is "Mary" I will avoid gender ambiguity.) As I have already said, it was a lovely day-trip, with much edifying conversation about Catholic Things (i.e. St. John of the Cross or Thomas a Kempis?), at least until I drank 1.3 glasses of wine at dinner, at which point I became tipsy and decided that I had "opinions" about "Things." Our poor waiter overheard some of my "opinions" and decided that I was dissing Catholics. "What's wrong with Catholics?" he asked. I looked at him blankly... "umm...Nothing! I love Catholics! I am a Catholic!"
Of course there are plenty of things "wrong" with Catholics...especially me. God be gracious to all us Pompous Papists. His mercy be on our sinful souls!
Here are some pics:
Chris Talks (or "Mary"!)
Mary of Egypt (Me!)
We found this picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on a wall (???). Chris Talks said a brief prayer. Sacred Heart of Jesus--be our heart!