Confirmation



I actually wrote this on February 12, 2010. I was going through old drafts that I never finished or posted. This is one of them. My son Adam was confirmed today. And I recalled many things past and present about being Roman Catholic. The holy sacrament of Confirmation is usually the fourth sacrament that a … Continue reading Confirmation

Confirmation



My son Adam was confirmed today. And I recalled many things past and present about being Roman Catholic. The holy sacrament of Confirmation is usually the fourth sacrament that a Roman Catholic receives. A Christian baby is baptized soon after birth and then around the age of eight makes his or her Confession and receives … Continue reading Confirmation

The Jungle



I just finished rereading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. This is a book I knew about about since about the third grade because the Lithuanian nuns also mentioned it at Holy Cross School. The nuns always wanted to remind us that we didn’t always have life so easy. They would often describe the squalid living … Continue reading The Jungle

Back of the Yards



After we moved from Pilsen, our family moved to Back of the Yards where my tío Simón and tía Mari lived. They lived at 4546 S. Marshfield and we moved to 4545 S. Hermitage. Back of the Yards was named thus because it was literally located behind the International Union Stockyards if you headed southwest … Continue reading Back of the Yards