Gianna officially begins school today. First grade. Every time I look at that changing, growing face it seems I'm wondering where the time has gone.
We actually started the year off last night, not with any reading or writing, but by having Father Sebastian over for dinner. Father is the kind of priest one can approach with a question such as, "After consecration, when does the Real Presence cease to exist?", and you know you'll get the right answer. Father will be overseeing Gianna's First Holy Communion preparation this year. Last night he blessed her studies, pressed her with simple yet profound questions, and revealed beautiful mysteries to her young, innocent ears.....HIC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM.....Body. Blood. Soul. Divinity. All at once under the aspects of bread and wine.
She was captivated. So were we. It's going to be a marvellous year.