Title: Young Lady Wearing a Mantilla and Basquina
Artist: Francisco de Goya
I will most likely post about my confession later because it was one of those life-changing confessions that will, most likely, result in the improvement of my prayer life and a future pilgrimage. I will, for now, just mention that my act of penance is to go to confession again next week (the padre caught on to my bad habit of going once or twice a year) and to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet 3x a day for the rest of the week. Again, I will have to write about this later considering how much I want to write about it and how little time I have now. (Mass is in less than an hour and I DO NOT want to miss this padre's next homily.)
After mass, I went to the chapel gift shop and did something I had been meaning to do, but been too afraid to do for some time now....I bought a mantilla. I bought 4 of them, actually (2 black and 2 white) because my sister had been wanting a mantilla as well. Today is the day I'M GOING IN. Considering that this mass is a Latin mass and that one or two women already wears one, it won't be too out of the ordinary....so it may be the best place to get used to wearing one.
On similar note, like a child that just got a new pair of shoes and wants to try them out before the first day of school....I tried out my mantilla. I have to tell you, the mantilla almost makes me look like a saint. Considering that I'm a saint-in-training, I have to say that looking the part may just help me act the part a little better. I'm really glad I followed my heart yesterday, even it it means a little extra biostatistics today.
Now I'm off to mass.
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