Today Erin graduates 8th grade and prepares to enter a minor seminary. Hard to believe that this is the same child who climbed over church pews, scaled the Blessed Mother statue, tugged on Fr. Mike’s alb and burped loudly during Mass.
In the words of a wise Franciscan Priest to me one day as I sat sobbing in the vestibule after Mass.
“He may well be Pope one day–don’t give up,” he said, tracing the sign of the cross on his tiny forehead.
Thank you Fr. Joachim–just maybe you had a prophetic moment.
Regardless, Erin has turned out to become a fine young Catholic man. Enjoy a few photos with me, will you?