Father spoke at Mass of Saint Helena, founder of the True Cross, and my grandmother Helena comes to mind so vividly. Here she is with my little brother Eduardo on her lap, with my parents, all (then eight) of us, and my aunt, her only other daughter, our dearest auntie, who never married. Our own Number Five is named after her, the first daughter born to us after her passing in 1992. Eternal rest grant her, Lord.
In my Magnificat missal I could follow the beautiful prayers and Preface of today's mass.... and also enjoy one of the beautiful features that fill the publication's pages every month.