Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Holy Elders


If I live to be a hundred, I'll never forget last Thursday. I was blessed beyond belief to be in a circle of the most holy women you'd ever hope to come across. Right before THE BOOK was released, I almost had a full-blown panic attack in the communion line. I looked around and thought, What if my community hates this book? What if they reject me? What if, God forbid, they are offended by my kicking-and-screaming road to Catholicism?

By far the biggest surprise and blessing has been that the opposite has been true. In particular, the group Kathleen and I call the Holy Elders has embraced it/me. Like I said, this is the fun part. It's more than fun, though, it's, well, to overuse a word one can't really use enough, it's "holy."

My friend Meghan hosted us at her beautiful home and the one and only "the liz" gathered the women, the mood, the energy and the vibe that we will all be riding for quite some time.

I bring you the story in pictures, totally out of order, but you'll get the idea, and hopefully, the ju-ju:











Alleulia!


5 comments:

fullsoulahead.com said...

Wonderful. wonderful. I love that you call them the Holy Elders.

P.S. You're pretty.

kario said...

That last shot is the best. Sums it all up perfectly.

Love you.

Elizabeth said...

That made me cry a bit -- and you look so beautiful, Carrie -- just radiant. I love the colors you're wearing --

Ann Cordner said...

Congratulation on the book. It's on my "must buy" list.

Tanya Savko said...

Oh, this looks like such an amazing gathering. I'm glad "the fun part" is going so well!