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     Multiple websites agree that,  what makes a house a home is that we must be comfortable, we must feel safe, and that the house holds memories-good and bad- and a home is where you heart is at- you enjoy being there and you feel the most comfort. 

     In a similar way to how a house becomes a home, church has become a second home to me. It is an area of space that I feel very comfortable, and natural-it feels like I belong. The church is also a safe place surrounded by people willing, (and some not so willing) to support me on my vocation to the priesthood.  For all of us, we have good memories at a church- confirmations, first Eucharist, wedding or ordination- and at other times not so good - funerals ect... But for me, there are more good than bad. At my parish is where I have grown and been taught about the mass from my priest. 

     The church is a home. 

      It is a space that is a living space, not only for Jesus but for us also. It is a place that we can rely on to be strengthend, to share in good times and bad, to find comfort and safety. 


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  1. This is A. Catherine Noon, visiting from my blog for the A-Z Challenge, #327 on the list. Happy blogging!

    What an uplifting post about home and the place the church plays in our lives. Thanks!

    I'm one of the under 100 follower blogs from the challenge, so I figured I'd visit, say hello, and follow you. Have a great week!

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      I will defiantly visit your blog soon!

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  2. I agree, Church is definitely a home. Praying for you as you answer the call to the priesthood.

    M. J.
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    1. Thank You! Prayers are essential to any vocation!

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