“Eat a bit ah. Don’t eat all,” Lilian said as she passed a box to me just after Mass ended today. “You’ll get fat.”
I looked at the T-shirt that was hanging loosely on me and told her I could afford to put on some more weight. Inside the box was a stocking-shaped cookie. It looked too good to be eaten. When I got home and showed to my niece Elaine, she was thoroughly impressed. Among others there is a panda and a candy cane popping out from the stocking. Little colourful hearts, holly berries and leaves together with a bell adorned the outside. Baby Ryan’s grandaunt made this. Christmas has come early for me this year. Thank you Lilian.
The Daughters of St Paul was at the Cathedral yesterday and today to sell religious books and items. Click here for more information on the work and mission of the Paulines, as they are affectionately called. After we bid Lilian goodbye, Peter and I went to browse the items that were on sale. There were books, crucifixes and medallions. I got a handmade wood rosary for Wuan. Its ordinariness belies the effort and time that was put into making it. That is the beauty of this rosary.