My Spiritual Journey has been a bumpy one to say the least. I took myself away from the Church several years ago and during that time I married.
Of course we were not married in the Church, we were living in sin. A little over two years ago I decided that I was being called back to the Church. Our Lord can be persistent. My difficulty was that my husband was not hearing the same call.
Life has changed yet again and now we both want to be in Full Communion with the Church. Yes, he could petition of an annulment, but we do not think that we have time for that. He has been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Currently, he is doing palliative Chemotherapy so that he can have some time. Time to get his life in order. Our Parish priest was most helpful in leading us in the direction that he felt would be most expeditious. Therefore, we are petitioning for a Petition Frater-Soror. In other words to live as Brother and Sister.
Oh, there are complications. We live in Arizona but have chosen to go to the Parrish in Nevada. It is only across the river a 15 minute drive. Not to worry, we live in the digital age and he could fill out the Diocesan paperwork. He called the Arizona Diocese and got his code so that he could enter the data. Complication...the Arizona Bishop will not sign the Petition Frater-Soror unless it comes from the Parrish Priest in Arizona. Our Priest has spoken with the Arizona Priest and the Arizona Priest will meet with us today and decide if he will support our Petition.
I understand that sometimes we must deal with the business side of the Church and that it has its place. However, I am disappointed. I am hurting. I am concerned for our souls. I long with all my heart to receive the Holy Eucharist.
Lord, I have to lay this at Your feet and walk away. Walk away in Trust that You, who can move mountains know the desires of our hearts and will send the Holy Spirit to whisper in a couple of ears.
Jesus, I Trust in You