Sunday, April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday / Dimanche des Rameaux 2014 in Morhange, France
MR and I both grew up in a religious environment. And even if we didn't marry in church (for official reasons), our faith is very important to us personally, our marriage, and raising our child. I've been dealt with a lot since I was a little girl and I sincerely think my faith helped me pull through to become the woman that I am. I am a firm believer that God never puts us in a situation that we are not capable to deal with. Moving to France has been good in many ways, uncertain for others, and challenging for our faith. In our region, every town (small or big) has at least 1 church. Problem is, there isn't always a regular mass schedule. For example, the church in our little town has a mass almost every 2 months! Thankfully, the next town, which is slightly bigger, has a regular mass every Sunday, but only at one particular hour. I'm not complaining, but if you're Filipino, you can probably feel our frustration. When you grow up in a country that has several churches in town and each church has a regular mass schedule (often every day and every hour!), you can't help but feel like something is missing here. But as much as possible, even if we have several more kilometers to drive, we always try to find a way to celebrate our faith in church. And today we celebrated Palm Sunday / Dimanche des Rameaux in Morhange, France.
This image prompted SO to ask me questions. This is one of the first times she has ever asked me specific religious questions.
The procession after mass with everyone going home with their own rameaux / palm.