My neglected O words are:-
Oratory, A small chapel for private prayer
Orison, a short prayer
Oblation, an offering made during worship
If you have followed my blog over the last 14 years, you’ll be familiar with My Friend Rosey who puts in regular appearances. Well, she’s back!
The church school at which my friend Rosey works has a little oratory. She pops in now and again and mutters an orison like the good Catholic girl she is. But try as she may she can never remember the route her hand should take when making the sign of the cross! She asked the priest for some advice on how to remember it the other day.
Quoting Austin Powers he said, “Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch” with his arm flying hither and thither!
“That’s alright for you,” Rosey said, her cheeks blushing, “But I don’t have … erm… err … a watch!”
She recently suggested the priest ditch the boring communion wine at his church and offer instead a choice of Chardonnay or Beaujolais to attract more worshippers!
“To be honest I’d rather have a beer,” he said “but I have to do what the good book says”
“I read a good book last week,” Rosey said. “I wonder if it was the same one”
I was in church with her once and when the oblation plate came in her direction, she didn’t have any loose change, so she popped in a five-pound note then took back three one pound coins and a fifty pence piece!
That led to another of her suggestions. Collection plates should have contactless credit card readers attached!
Yesterday in the pub she pressed her hands together and said grace when the food arrived … but that’s another story for another day!