I wish I could care but I don’t…

… Today was Divine Mercy Sunday and I didn’t even realize it till later in the day. I mean I knew it was, it just slipped my mind. Also, some popes were canonized today and I tried to watch the coverage on EWTN but it was a JPII marathon extravaganza and I just got bored. Not that I have anything against JPII, I just wondered if they realized more than one pope was being canonized, that’s all.

Plus, I was supposed to be there and I was feeling all Rome sick and junk. Till I saw the crowds anyway. That’s when I realized I don’t like large groups of people. Or people, for that matter.

While cool looking from a distance, this aerial shot of St. Peter’s would have been a living hell to endure.

Anyway, I’m glad we have more saints in heaven to intercede for us down here. We need all the help we can get.

Speaking of needing help. I am afflicted with a severe case of acedia. I’m sure I should be worried, if I cared enough.

Today is the last day of my long, lazy ten day vacation. Wannna know what I did with all that time on my hands…

… I watched romantic comedies. My God. There are few things more toxic to the female psyche than binging on rom-coms.

My vacation wasn’t a total waste. I did manage to visit my Abuela and family in Virginia. I started that 7 minute work out, all three minutes and 12 seconds of it. I celebrated with a Klondike bar.

What? Pope Francis says don’t judge.

Since it’s Divine Mercy Sunday I felt obliged to post something pious. How very Catholic of me — obligatory piety. I’m sure Jesus is so proud of my efforts.

If you stuck around the blog this long. God love ya. I’d give you an indulgence if I had them to give.

I used to hate blogs that specialized in piety. I thought, no one is that religious all the time. And I don’t suppose anyone really is. Maybe they are trying to blog themselves out of funk, like what I am doing here. A pretense of piety is better than no piety at all, right?

Only, instead of being ashamed of myself and my spiritual apathy (like a decent Catholic would) I decided it would be prudent to throw it all out there for the world to see because it’s important to realize that everyone goes through this… and this too shall pass.

Saints John Paul II and John XXII, pray for us.

About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

  • Stephen Lowe

    My observance of Lent was lackluster but Holy Week snapped me out of it and I will pray that you also experience the shock of the Resurrection.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    “I used to hate blogs that specialized in piety. I thought, no one is that religious all the time.”
    Man-oh-man. And you blog for Patheos? Everyone here specializes in piety. It does get sickening. ;)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I do feel like I am the only one not posting anything relevant. Eh. Again, if I could care…

  • george-a

    God bless you … everyone goes through this, it’s just that the others … mmmm is conceal too strong a word? Or maybe avoid? Or something else meaning that they just don’t mention it? So good on you for honesty and providing that support for the rest of us who are going through it.

    One time I was griping about my husband and his clutter habits and other male things … and my good friend was shocked — she said she always thought of me as a “Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic” and was surprised I had uncharitable thoughts and suchlike … sheesh … it was just that I usually didn’t mention those things. So I really appreciate honesty when I see it (so rarely).

    Thank you once again, Kat.

    P.S. I am not advocating dissing one’s spouse to other people … it’s just a thing that happened that one time (yah, I know, unbelievable!).

  • colleen

    Thank you & God Bless You!!!!

  • Lindsay

    I really do love your posts……..so glad to know I’m not alone. I love and cherish the gift of our Faith. I truly want to be holy. However, my intentions are bigger than my follow through!

  • echarles1

    I amend comment with a passage I’ve come across in John XXIII’s Journal of a Soul. “Holy week has gone by, the vacation is also over, and instead of moving forward I have continued to slip back. How can this be after so many good resolutions?”

  • Raine

    I love your blog. Most of my feed consists of people who seem to specialize in piety, and the handful of bloggers who blog about the downs as well as the ups and get real stand out like gems. I usually smile when I see a post from you pop up, because not only do you do real, you do it with humor and attitude, which makes it fun to read.

  • Stephanie Richer

    I love you, Kat.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I misssssssssss you!

  • Acedian

    Kathleen Norris, i think, wrote the book on Acedia.
    It was recommended to me out of the blue by a fellow-traveller on a train.
    and it helped.
    Meanwhile, and all while, you rock.

  • tj.nelson

    Oh – I didn’t see you there on the couch. I’m in the same situation. I didn’t watch the canonization or EWTN either.

    Today I’m beginning a novena to the Holy Spirit for renewal. I’m scared.

    Will pray for you too – say a prayer for me too please.

  • Philippa Martyr

    Me too. Or is that me three? It’s all the sugar from Easter. I didn’t watch it either, but the ManChild saw some of it (last day of school holidays) on daytime TV and made my sister and I watch it on YouTube the following night. Very edifying to be catechised by a young man of 16.
    Then we watched a bit of JPII’s funeral, and then the election of Benedict XVI, and then the election of JPII, and noticed a bit of a difference between the two, namely a couple of decades and a completely different world. Then we watched stuff about the JPII assassination, and then just for a change, the footage of Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979.
    So it turned out to be very improving viewing, and educational too, but I still had a migraine.

  • http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/ Theodore Seeber

    I think the only reason it was a John Paul II viewfest was because John XXIII lived before cheap video cameras.

    • echarles1

      JPII was the first pope from my youth that I really knew. I knew almost nothing of John XXIII prior to his canonization. My view was uninformed and casually negative (too much rad trad bad press). But now I am reading John XXIII’s Journal of a Soul. What I find is an amazing person. You can see his will to live as a saint come up against his realization that he isn’t even a very good seminarian. More than beg God’s mercy, he begs God to change him. Most people can beg God for mercy, but few (certainly not me) sincerely beg God to change.

  • Loved As If

    What is piety? Really? God, I get. Loving God, I get. Hanging out w/ Him & trying not to make Him my teddy bear, I get. But piety, I’m not so sure about.

    Drusilla (http://lovedasif.com/)

  • Quittin’ time at Tara!

    The only thing worse than a piety blog is a piety blog where they’re constantly making grisly food for kids to commemorate various martyrdoms. I think I had a temporary loss of faith while looking into the blue eye of a St. Lucy cookie. I thought, what monumental effort just to end up as dessert.

    I didn’t take in any of the canonizations. In my estimation, each of those papacies were monumental disasters in every single aspect, and both produced respective cults of irrational goofs. There. I said it. Pile on.

    But you were thinking it.


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