Roman Catholic Church
We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM3 motorway).
Schedule of Masses:
Every Saturday: Mass is at 4.30pm (in English)
Every Sunday: Mass is at 4.30pm (in English)
On the first Sunday of the month, the Mass is the Traditional Mass in Latin – the first Sunday of the month there is no Mass in English.
Schedule of Confessions:
Saturdays and Sundays from 3.15-4.20pm (also on request)
The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a Carmelite sister.
All the details of my Mother’s illness are still fresh in my mind. I remember especially her last weeks on earth, when Céline (my sister) and I felt like poor little exiles. Every morning a friend came to fetch us and we spent the day with her. Once, we had not had time to say our prayers before starting and on the way my little sister whispered: “Must we tell her that we have not said our prayers?”
“Yes,” I answered.
Very timidly, Céline confided our secret to her and she exclaimed: “Well, well, children, you shall say them.”
Then she took us to a large room and left us there. Céline looked at me in amazement. I was equally astonished, and exclaimed: “This is not like Mamma, she always said our prayers with us.”
During the day, in spite of all efforts to amuse us, the thought of our dear Mother was constantly in our minds. I remember once, when my sister had an apricot given to her, she leant towards me and said: “We will not eat it. I will give it to Mamma.”
Alas, our beloved Mother was now too ill to eat any earthly fruit; she would never more be satisfied but by the glory of Heaven. There she would drink of the mysterious wine which Jesus had at His Last Supper and promised to share with us in the Kingdom of His Father. The touching ceremony of Extreme Unction made a deep impression on me. I can still see the place where I knelt and heard my poor Father’s sobs.
My dear Mother died on August 28th 1877, in her forty-sixth year.
(to be continued)