A String of Pearls
As a young girl growing up I lived across the street from my great-aunts. There were five of them—five unmarried sisters living together and being family all on their own. They devoted much of their lives to me and my siblings. My father was their only nephew, and his mother was their sister.
I spent lots of time at “the Aunties.” They contributed greatly to my development and even my Christian formation. I often went to seven o’clock mass with them on Sundays. One of the Aunties brought me on my first retreat. They showed me the example of prayer by praying daily and sharing that with me. (more…)