Saturday, January 10, 2009

You Know You're Catholic When....

Your purse has to be big enough to hold your rosary and rosary meditation booklet along with all your other stuff.

You have to remind yourself not to genuflect when you sit down or get up from your seat in a theater.

Your children bless themselves in the birdbath. It’s really cute.

You have an urge to bless yourself whenever you see a standing pool of water. (This actually happened to me—I was visiting the state capitol building in Des Moines a few weeks ago, and there is a beautiful fountain outside of the building. Without thinking, I started to put my finger in the water and was going to cross myself when my husband and kids noticed what I was doing and started laughing at me. Oh my.) (From MamaMidwife - must have happened to the original writer......I don't live in Des Moines, and I haven't gotten that far with my Catholicism, yet!)

You spend the first five minutes of each day untangling your Miraculous Medal from your scapular.

Your children don’t collect baseball cards, but they do collect prayer cards.

Your children roll their eyes and elbow each other at church when the priest makes a suggestion of adding a prayer to the family devotions time. ("Oh no! Don’t give Mom any more ideas!")

Your teenage girls have different colored rosaries to match whatever outfits they are wearing that day.

—Taken from the Catholic Answers Forums


1 comment:

Karyn said...

Welcome to the church! Your blog is great :)